Data for Decisions, incorporating the Patron program of research, is a University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice research initiative in partnership with general practices in Australia. It is an exciting undertaking that makes possible primary care research projects to increase knowledge and improve healthcare practices and policy. Explore the 'Communities & Data Use' tab for more information for GPs and Practice Managers, Researchers, and Consumers.
Data for Decisions 3 minute promotional video
Listen to the full audio (43 minutes). Discussion about Data for Decisions includes a consumer voice, GPs and researchers, facilitated by Dr Shane Huntington. University of Melbourne, April 2018.
Data for Decisions 15 minute information video
Using data to expand knowledge
Data for Decisions focuses on the use of de-identified data from general practice medical records to expand knowledge and ultimately promote service and population health improvements. Every research project that accesses the data stored in the Patron primary care data repository does so only after meeting rigorous data governance and ethics requirements. Each project using Patron data will be described below, and each research group will be asked to provide a reader-friendly summary of their findings, and list of resulting publications, when available.
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Collaboration and Network Manager - Research
Department of General Practice
The University of Melbourne
200 Berkeley Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 8344 7276
Facsimile: +61 3 9347 6136
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FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
- GP waiting room poster
- Patient Information Statement PDF, 139.06 KB
- GP Information Statement PDF, 128.5 KB
- GP Consent form PDF, 861.94 KB
- GP Data Sharing Agreement - Summary
- Researcher Data Access Application Form
- Research Data Access Flowchart
- VicReN Membership form (membership is free)
- Data for Decisions Protocol Document
- Data Governance Framework
- Data Governance Committee Terms of Reference