Quality report cards for GPs
The RACGP is to unveil performance indicators for general practices in a major drive to improve quality and safety in the specialty.
Australian Doctor has been told about 20-30 draft measures have been developed, covering the 30 most common presentations in general practice.
They apparently include the rate of statin prescribing among patients with coronary artery disease; the proportion of high-risk diabetes patients screened for nephropathy and a comparison of broad-spectrum to narrow-spectrum antibiotic prescribing. They also focus on screening for smoking