Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in Australia
These results should be viewed in conjunction with the following two papers from the Medical Journal of Australia:
The survey methods used in the collection of prevalence data of which this paper is a secondary analysis are fully described in: Knox SA, Harrison CM, Britt HC, Henderson JV. Estimating prevalence of common chronic morbidities in Australia. Med J Aust 2008; 189; 66-71
The analytical methods used for multimorbidity are described in: Britt HC, Harrison CM, Miller GC, Knox SA. Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in Australia. Med J Aust 2008; 189: 72-77
Multimorbidity is defined in this study as 2 or more morbidity domains=37.1% of the surveyed sample.
Appendix 1: Full list of combinations of morbidity domains among people with multimorbidity (61KB PDF).
Appendix 2: Indicator morbidity (34KB PDF).
Extent and utilisation of computerisation in Australian general practice
The link below is to the appendix for the paper Extent and utilisation of computerisation in Australian general practice. The file contains a copy of the follow-up questionnaire sent to GPs who had participated in BEACH for the period and who indicated that they used a computer for clinical purposes.
Prior to viewing the file, please read the following paper in the Medical Journal of Australia: "Extent and utilisation of computerisation in Australian general practice" (eMJA online copy). Medical Record use follow-up questionnaire (208KB PDF).
Classification of Chronic Conditions using ICPC-2
The link below is to the supplementary data for the paper Defining chronic conditions for primary care using ICPC-2. The file contains a table of ICPC-2 rubrics and ICPC-2 PLUS terms that have been classified as chronic for research purposes. Any rubrics not included in the table have been regarded as non-chronic for the purposes of this study. The data are arranged in rubric order. The data may be obtained in alternative formats from the authors. The chronic condition list may be used in datasets using ICPC-2 to determine the prevalence and management of chronic conditions in primary care.
Prior to accessing the supplementary data, please read the following paper in Family Practice: Defining chronic conditions for primary care with ICPC-2. Supplementary data (140KB PDF).