CareTrack: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery in Australia

Paresh Dawda
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11149
Published online: 19 November 2012

To the Editor: The CareTrack study1 has produced considerable debate that has mostly focused on its aggregated findings about compliance with appropriate health care delivery. There needs to be much wider discussion, not about the aggregate figure, but about the variation, such as the 39 health care providers for whom compliance varied between 32% and 86%. Such unwarranted variation in health care has been identified elsewhere through proactive initiatives.2,3

  • 1 ACT GP Super Clinic, Ochre Health, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Coventry, UK.


Competing interests:

I have acted as a consultant, written commissioned articles and presented as a paid speaker internationally in primary care quality improvement.


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