What is MedicineInsight?
MedicineInsight is a quality improvement program developed and managed by NPS MedicineWise with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. MedicineInsight allows GPs to reflect on their own patterns of prescribing and patient care, and compare these with other GPs in their practice. These can be benchmarked at local, regional and national levels. Participating practices are offered customised quality improvement activities that support alignment with best practice and identify key areas for improvement.
Insights from primary care are drawn from the aggregated clinical data of all participating general practices. These insights can be used by policymakers, health systems and health professionals. By responding to the identified evidence gaps in primary health care, MedicineInsight is improving clinical practice and health outcomes in Australia.
General Practice Insights Report 2016–17
The General Practice Insights Report 2016–17 is the first time clinical data collected from participating MedicineInsight practices have been used to provide insights into general practice at a national level.
This working paper demonstrates how clinical data from participating practices can help inform policy, research and health systems to improve health outcomes for all Australians.
It includes key findings including the most frequent reasons recorded as to why patients go to a doctor, the top chronic conditions with which patients present to GPs, and the most frequently prescribed medicines and medical tests.
Accessibility: this report is currently not 'AA' accessible. If you need help to access the report, please contact us on: +61 2 8217 8700.
Privacy, security and governance
NPS MedicineWise takes its role as Data Custodian seriously. We collect, use and store MedicineInsight information strictly in line with Australian privacy laws,
MedicineInsight report repository
Patient and provider information for your practice
All practices participating in MedicineInsight need to display the patient poster in their waiting room, and provide the patient with an information sheet if the patient requests more information.
Practices must also share the healthcare professional information sheet with their staff, as it contains important information about privacy. GPs who would like the MedicineInsight practice clinical activity reports to identify them by name can complete the consent form at the end of the information sheet.