|Publisher||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners|
|Number of pages||138|
This book (known as the red book) is a guide for health practitioners on how to deliver preventive healthcare in Australian general practice. Preventive healthcare is a way of providing healthcare that focuses on illness prevention, early disease detection, and health promotion and maintenance.
The recommendations in the red book have been developed by a group of general practitioners (GPs) and experts, and are based on current, evidence-based guidelines for preventive activities. The red book covers a range of health topics, such as:
The red book has been in publication since 1989. Its companion publication, the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (2nd edition), is for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
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