General practice research priority setting in Australia: informing a research agenda to deliver best patient care

Heal, Clare, and Roberts, Gail (2019) General practice research priority setting in Australia: informing a research agenda to deliver best patient care. Australian Journal of General Practice, 48. pp. 8-14. (In Press)

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Abstract

Background: General practice research is the subsection of primary care research that addresses gaps in evidence about care delivered in general practice. Despite delivering care to 85% of the Australian population annually, general practice receives a paucity of government health research funding when compared with tertiary healthcare settings. However, general practitioners (GPs) require evidence-based tools and guidelines applicable to their patients.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to establish a set of general practice research priorities to guide resource allocation, and to inform a research agenda that optimises the delivery of the bestpatient care.

Method: A comprehensive literature review was conducted, followed by a modified two-round Delphi survey of general practice stakeholders.

Results: There were 67 general practice research priorities identified. Top priorities included quality care and evidence-based practice.

Discussion: The results provide a contemporary reference point for an Australian general practice research agenda that helps prioritise and advocate for funding, and enables delivery of evidence-based patient care.

Item ID: 60587
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: primary care research, general practice research, research priority setting, delphi method
Funders: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 01:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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