The Melbourne East Monash General Practice Database (MAGNET): Using data from computerised medical records to create a platform for primary care and health services research

Danielle Mazza, Christopher Pearce, Lyle R. Turner, Maria De Leon-Santiago, Adam McLeod, Jason Ferriggi, Marianne Shearer

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Abstract

The Melbourne East Monash General Practice Database (MAGNET) research platform was launched in 2013 to provide a unique data source for primary care and health services research in Australia. MAGNET contains information from the computerised records of 50 participating general practices and includes data from the computerised medical records of more than 1,100,000 patients. Data extracted are patient-level episodic information and includes a variety of fields related to patient demographics and historical clinical information, along with the characteristics of the participating general practices. While there are limitations to the data that are currently available, the MAGNET research platform continues to investigate other avenues for improving the breadth and quality of data, with the aim of providing a more comprehensive picture of primary care in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Innovation in Health Informatics
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • General practice
  • Health services research
  • Melbourne East Monash General Practice Database (MAGNET)
  • Primary care data

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