Audit of populations in general practice : the creation of a national resource for the study of morbidity in Scottish general practice.
Hannover Sentinel Workshop. Hannover, DEU, 1996/03/01.
Study objective-To create a national data resource for studying morbidity in Scottish general practice, complementary to existing information systems and available for management and research purposes at national and local levels.
Design-The Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen has worked since 1988 to collect and analyse computerised information at practice, regional, and national levels by distribution of a floppy disk-based software program, which extracts a predetermined dataset from each general practice computer system.
Setting-Almost 100% of patients in Scotland are registered with a general practitioner.
Scotland has a national computer system, General Practice Administration System for Scotland (GPASS), used by over 75% of all Scottish practices.
Escalating costs of health care and demographic changes in the national population emphasise the monetary value of the gatekeeper role of general medical practice.
General practitioners'increasing involvement in the provision and purchasing of care has raised the importance ofthe management of populations as well as the care of individual patients.
Patients-Collection of major morbidity and prescribing data from up to 2.4 million patients, approximately half the population of Scotland, takes place biannually.
A subset of practices (population 282 700 patients ; 52 practices) are continuously collecting doctor/patient contact information (symptoms or diagnoses). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Base donnée, Système information, Morbidité, Médecin généraliste, Homme, Prescription médicale, Surveillance sanitaire, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Database, Information system, Morbidity, General practitioner, Human, Medical prescription, Sanitary surveillance, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0396858
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 25/01/1999.