CareTrack: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery in Australia

William B Runciman, Tamara D Hunt, Natalie A Hannaford, Peter D Hibbert, Johanna I Westbrook, Enrico W Coiera, Richard O Day, Diane M Hindmarsh, Elizabeth A McGlynn and Jeffrey Braithwaite
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11210
Published online: 19 November 2012

In reply: The CareTrack Australia study1 has received support for its general recommendations, but also some criticism. Here, we address the issues raised by commentators.

  • William B Runciman1
  • Tamara D Hunt1
  • Natalie A Hannaford1
  • Peter D Hibbert2
  • Johanna I Westbrook2
  • Enrico W Coiera2
  • Richard O Day3
  • Diane M Hindmarsh2
  • Elizabeth A McGlynn4
  • Jeffrey Braithwaite2

  • 1 University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 St Vincent’s Clinical School and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, Calif, USA.


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