Understanding and exploring adolescent health presentations in the Victorian primary care setting: A study using contemporary electronic health records
This project will describe adolescent and young people’s (aged 10 to 25 years) presentations to General Practice in Victoria by examining de-identified and pooled electronic medical record data from practices taking part in the Department of General Practice PATRON program. Our research will provide a contemporary understanding of adolescent presentations to general practice. These enquiries will advance knowledge gained from the last equivalent Australian study completed in 2008.
Prof Lena Sanci, Head of Department
Dr Ian Williams - Research Fellow in Adolescent Health
Prof Dougie Boyle - Rural Health Research/Informatics Research
A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Deputy Head of Department
Dr Ronnen Leizerovitz, GP Registrar
A/Prof Patty Chondros, Biostatistician in Primary Care
Dr Christine Hallinan, Research Fellow
Mr Adrian Laughlin, Biostatistician
This study aims to determine:
- The demographic characteristics of young people presenting to general practice are in Victoria
- The recorded reasons young people consult general practice in Victoria, along with their prevalence
How the recorded reasons for young people's presentations to general practice compare with the most recent Australian investigation into this issue (published in 2008)
For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.
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