Jason E Hall

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AIM To describe patterns of prescribing in general practice for New Zealanders aged 13 to 19 years. METHODS The computerised records of 225 348 consulting patients from 48 general practices from around New Zealand were examined. A subset of 20 216 consulting patients (53.2% female) aged 13 to 19 years was selected and their prescribed medications(More)
BACKGROUND Knowing where and why harm occurs in general practice will assist patients, doctors, and others in making informed decisions about the risks and benefits of treatment options. Research to date has been unable to verify the safety of primary health care and epidemiological research about patient harms in general practice is now a top priority for(More)
AIM To describe patterns of prescribing in general practice for New Zealanders aged 65 years and over. METHODS The computerised records of 139 359 consulting patients from 31 general practices from around New Zealand were examined. A subset of 17 497 consulting patients aged 65 years and over was selected and their prescribed medications examined.(More)
AIM To measure the use of three major types of cardiovascular medications (antiplatelet, blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering) in primary care, and their level of targeting to individuals at high absolute risk of a cardiovascular event. METHODS Demographic, risk factor, and prescribing data from the Dunedin Royal New Zealand College of(More)
AIM To determine the rate of family violence documented during general practice consultations and describe clinical presentations. METHOD A dataset of 447,809 computerised consultations involving 143,634 patients from 41 general practices throughout New Zealand was examined to identify consultations recording family violence issues. The documentation rate(More)
AIM To determine how inhaled budesonide, beclomethasone and fluticasone are prescribed by general practitioners in New Zealand. METHODS Retrospective study of computerised clinical records from 42 general practices in New Zealand for the period 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998. The study population comprised 174 929 consulting patients, of whom 9878 patients(More)
AIM To investigate the effectiveness of linking primary and secondary care data using an encrypted national health index (ENHI). METHODS Primary care patient registers from 106 practices collected by the Dunedin Research Unit of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) for the year 2001 were linked to the entire National Minimum(More)
AIM To assess the completeness of primary care data collected by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' (RNZCGP) Dunedin Research Unit, and assess the feasibility of creating a New Zealand national minimum data set for primary care. METHODS Patients from 42 practices contributing data to the Dunedin Research Unit made up the study(More)
To compare the dispensed volumes and prescribed doses for inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) for children in New Zealand. Longitudinal analysis of prescribing trends using the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Research Unit database and the Pharm Warehouse database of the New Zealand Health Information System. New Zealand from 1993 to 2001.(More)
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