General Practitioners, routinely entered into desktop software in General Practice, offer a feasible opportunity for a valid and sensitive surveillance system to be adopted in regional Australia and hence can facilitate monitoring of chronic disease prevalence and its associated risk factors. The inclusion of a larger number of sentinel sites that are generalizable to the population being served would provide an accurate and region-specific system for the purposes of population health planning at the primary care level in order to improve the overall health of the community. Ghosh A, General Practice and Medicare Locals, Best Placed to Curb Australiaâs Chronic Disease Epidemic.
Primary care delivery systems, built on the family practice model, should be aggressively developed that will make the services available to all citizens. Physician as well as physician extender models (nurse practitioners, physician assistants) should be addressed. Birrer RB, Family Medicine in Saudi Arabia- Next Steps.
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Last date updated on June, 2014