The majority of Australian health care occurs in the community, through general practice. However, there is limited information on the response of general practice to COVID-19. We want to find out the capacity and impact of COVID-19 and related stressors in general practice. For a summary of the fourteenth survey in the series, please see here.
Our survey is targeted at General Practitioners and Practice Nurses. The survey will be distributed fortnightly to allow for time series data that can reflect how General Practice and their patients adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each survey will include a flash question – anyone can submit a flash question for consideration to the study team via email. with the aim of collecting time sensitive data to inform policy. At the end of the data collection period, we will compare Australian time series data to New Zealand, Canada and US data to better understand the impact of different health systems and different approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By participating in this survey, you are helping us understand how COVID-19 and related stressors are impacting patients outside of hospital settings, and how the impact might change over time as the public health emergency unfolds. This information can be used by the Australian Department of Health and other agencies to shape policy and better plan for primary care.
Please read the participant information sheet before taking the survey. If you have any further questions you can contact the study team via email.
Thank you for your contribution to this important research.