Prescribing Data in General Practice Demonstration (PDGPD) project - a cluster randomised controlled trial of a quality improvement intervention to achieve better prescribing for chronic heart failure and hypertension
Margaret Williamson, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Jeffrey D Elliott, James F Reeve, Nigel P Stocks, Jon Emery, Judith M Mackson, Jane M Gunn
BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2012
The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Staff from the NPS Research and Development team had a role in project design and data analysis independently of the NPS health professional staff and decision support staff who designed the quality improvement activity, delivered the project facilitator training on the two clinical topics and managed the program implementation and data coordination. AGPN played an advisory role on the practicalities of working with, and in the recruitment of general practice networks, and had no involvement in data analysis or interpretation. The government funding body (Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing) had no role in the conception or development of the study design, the writing of the manuscript or the decision to submit it for publication. This study has not received any funding from commercial organisations.This study was funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing through the National Prescribing Service for the period 2008-2012. The project was developed in partnership with the National Prescribing Service (also known as NPS MEDICINEWISE) and the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN). The extraction tool was designed by the Canning Division of General Practice in Australia.