ML and uni join to create GP database

The Melbourne East MonAsh GeNeral PracticE DaTabase (MAGNET), run by Monash University and the Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local (IEMML), will take on Sydney University’s high profile Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) and Medicare itself by collecting information on patient and GP demographics, risk factors, diagnoses, medications, pathology results, antenatal care, and practice characteristics.

“To undertake meaningful general practice research, you need to have data,” Professor Danielle Mazza, head of Monash’s Department of General

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