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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

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

The 2nd edition of the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has just been published.

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
* Searching the evidence base and drafting 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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