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Implementing cardiovascular disease preventive care guidelines in general practice: an opportunity missed

Charlotte M Hespe, Mark F Harris and David P Peiris
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51190
Published online: 16 August 2021

In reply: We thank Sturmberg and Martin1 for their thoughtful comments on our MJA research letter,2 which highlight the potential for an overly reductionist approach when using big data to examine the implementation of guidelines in real world general practice. As they note, there are many nuances and assumptions inherent in using general practitioner electronic medical record data and we agree that this does not provide a holistic account of the complex care practices that are jointly negotiated between care provider and patient.

  • Charlotte M Hespe1
  • Mark F Harris2
  • David P Peiris3

  • 1 University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Office of the Chief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, NSW


Correspondence: charlotte.hespe@nd.edu.au

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