Rest In Peace, BEACH

An important milestone in a march away from Evidence. When there was talk of Super Duper Research Funds to cure the worlds ills, removing money from Primary care research seems to be worse then a bad look.

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BEACH: Rest in pieceTo raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science ~ Albert Einstein.

Ok, here’s a little quiz. True or false? (Answers below)

  1. Herpes Zoster (shingles)in Australia continues to increase over time.
  2. Gastro-oesophageal reflux diseaseimposes a high level of societal and financial burden on the community in Australia.
  3. Of all GP consultationsconducted in a language other than English, more than eighty percent are conducted by multilingual GPs who speak the patient’s language.
  4. For 15% of people living with schizophrenia in Australia, ongoing management is provided by their GP alone.

Before you scroll down to the answers, you need to know that the common source of this informationis the research programBEACH, short for Bettering the Evaluation of Care in Health.

For the past eighteen years BEACH has provided us with important information to…

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