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Overcoming the data drought: exploring general practice in Australia by network analysis of big data

Tran, Bich; Straka, Peter; Falster, Michael O.; Douglas, Kirsty; Britz, Thomas; Jorm, Louisa


Objectives: To investigate the organisation and characteristics of general practice in Australia by applying novel network analysis methods to national Medicare claims data. Design: We analysed Medicare claims for general practitioner consultations during 1994e2014 for a random 10% sample of Australian residents, and applied hierarchical block modelling to identify provider practice communities (PPCs). Participants: About 1.7 million patients per year. Main outcome measures: Numbers and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia
DOI: 10.5694/mja17.01236


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