Do GPs want to add data management to their already busy schedules?


PRIMARY health care networks will benefit from data generated by local practices. A qualitative study in NSW has explored the views of practice staff about an intervention to improve data quality.

Seventeen practices participated in focus groups. Staff were involved in data cleaning to identify at-risk patients. They recognised the importance of having good quality data. There was a need for IT skills but checking data also required clinical knowledge.

Time spent managing data was time that