The computerisation of Australian general practice 1998_2001 - what did we get for AU$15 000 000?

Michael Kidd


In 1998 the Commonwealth government provided AU$15 000 000 towards a three-year project to support the computerisation of Australian general practice. This initiative was carried forward by the peak national body for information technology in general practice, the General Practice Computing Group (GPCG). This paper describes the activities of the GPCG, how this money was spent, and includes the evaluation of this three-year project which has resulted in computers on the desktops of the majority of Australia's GPs.


computing; general practice; information technology

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