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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice (2012)

Author

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Publisher

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

City

East Melbourne

Type

Book

 

Description

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 conditions, 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.

Adapted from Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

When to use this resource

The recommendations in this book are appropriate for any health practitioner working in primary healthcare. Health practitioners should use this book as a guide on how to deliver preventive healthcare. The book is designed to be used together with other preventive resources.

Contact details

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RACGP House
100 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Ph: (03) 8699 0414
Fax: (03) 8699 0400
Email: racgp@racgp.org.au

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Last updated: 5 July 2013
 
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