BEACH data is used for analyses and reporting on the content of GP-patient encounters. Data linkages between indication and patient management are unique to BEACH, making it an essential information source for research into GP management of specific health problems and for analysing the market to inform pricing and strategy.
The program has generated or contributed to several hundred academic publications and grant applications. It has provided data and reports to industry, government and not-for-profit organisations. It has been used to support health system planning, policy development, development of educational material and to inform marketing and pricing business decisions.
GP and practice characteristics were supplied by each participant including age, gender, years in practice, number of clinical sessions per week, country of graduation, size of practice, computer use, location of practice, and hours worked and on call each week.
BEACH has a long history of collaborating with researchers from national and international universities. Over 130 analyses have been provided which formed the basis for a number of peer-reviewed publications, grant applications or theses on a wide range of topics. Some examples include:
For many years BEACH was a source of independent GP clinical data that both government and industry could agree on during their negotiations. BEACH delivered over 800 bespoke reports to inform and shape policy decisions by governments and support key business decisions by industry.
Access 20 years of GP data in the following public reports: