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BEGINNING in July, GPs around Australia will be able to access a patient’s entire prescription history during consultation, as part of a bid to curb doctor shopping and improve quality use of medicine.
MORE emphasis on diagnosis and details of what information has been relayed to the patient are what GPs seek in letters from psychiatrists, a survey has revealed. The survey follows changes to the Medicare rebate schedule that have encouraged referrals to psychiatrists for a one-off assessment under item number 291, which guides continuing GP management. Using a five-point rating scale measuring 21 items, Victorian researchers investigated the preferred content and style of letters following one-off psychiatric assessments between 2007 and 2008. The 40 GPs surveyed highly rated management suggestions, diagnostic formulation and results of the mental ...