Journal article

Gathering data for decisions: best practice use of primary care electronic records for research

Rachel Canaway, Douglas IR Boyle, Jo-Anne E Manski-Nankervis, Jessica Bell, Jane S Hocking, Ken Clarke, Malcolm Clark, Jane M Gunn, Jon D Emery

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Summary In Australia, there is limited use of primary health care data for research and for data linkage between health care settings. This puts Australia behind many developed countries. In addition, without use of primary health care data for research, knowledge about patients’ journeys through the health care system is limited. There is growing momentum to establish “big data” repositories of primary care clinical data to enable data linkage, primary care and population health research, and quality assurance activities. However, little research has been conducted on the general public's and practitioners’ concerns about secondary use of electronic health records in Australia. Internation..

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