Thursday, 31 May 2012

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (RACGP)

The RACGP and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation have recently launched an updated guide to assist healthcare providers to deliver best practice healthcare and prevent disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

The National guide to a preventive health assessment provides health professionals with the most up-to-date, best practice advice in preventive health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This second edition of the National Guide comprises:

* the National Guide, which contains evidence statements, recommendations, risk calculation tables and an outline of the development of the guide
* the evidence base: the collection of evidence underpinning the guide and recommendations
* a child and adult lifecycle summary wall chart listing activities recommended at each age group.

The National Guide can be used in conjunction with the RACGP Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice "red book" and with the Medicare Benefits Schedule rebate item 715: Health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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