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Barriers to “appropriate care” in general practice

Evan Ackermann
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (2): 76-77. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10958
Published online: 16 July 2012

Clinical practice guidelines are useful, but there is much more to delivering optimal care in the primary care setting

The CareTrack study reported by Runciman and colleagues in this issue of the Journal raises serious concerns about the delivery of appropriate health care in Australia.1 Yet we have some of the strongest benchmarks internationally,2 and Australia is one of the world’s healthiest countries.3 How can this hold true?

  • Evan Ackermann

  • Condamine Medical Centre, University of Queensland Practice of Research Excellence, Warwick, QLD.

Correspondence: evanack@tpg.com.au

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