I had the pleasure of attending the Evidence2010 conference. One role I undertook was to tweet about the presentations, in a way sending a summary of the presentations. One talk, by Paul Glasziou, highlighted the diversity of conditions a GP will see (compared with specialists). He reported that 30 ‘conditions’ accounted for 50% of consultations. A number of people wanted to see the 30 conditions and Paul has sent me a spreadsheet. It’s actually 32 (not 30), so here goes:
Interestingly (!) the top 10 account for 27%
November 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm
Thanks! This looks like a classification of all consultations in primary care rather than just those with GPs. That would explain why flu vaccines makes it into the top 10. We don't have very many consultation to discuss flu vaccine with GPs… but lots of appointments with our nurses and HCAs to administer the vaccines. Still very useful!
I wonder about 'general check up'- a fair few of my consultations constitute 'medication reviews'.