ePBRN 2019 GP Dataset

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) electronic Practice Based Research Network (ePBRN) was established in 2010 in the Fairfield local government area of South Western Sydney (SWS) to conduct clinical and health services research by extracting and linking routinely collected data from 18 participating General Practices (GPs) and local health services, including the five hospitals in the Fairfield and Wollondilly integrated health neighborhoods.  The SWS region has a diverse cultural and linguistic (CALD) population with a low socioeconomic profile. The ePBRN is a representative sample oaf SWS patients who use health services. 

The ePBRN 2019 GP dataset is a comprehensive compilation of electronic health records (EHR) originating from general practice sites located within the Fairfield and Wollondilly regions of the southwest Sydney local health district. The data is extracted from two EHR systems, namely Best Practice (BP) and Medical Director (MD), utilizing the GRHANITE tool from the University of Melbourne. The dataset is divided into three distinct modules, each representing patient data from the year 2000 to 2019. The dataset offers a longitudinal perspective of health service utilisation, trends, and patient profiles. In total, it encompasses a sizable cohort of 249,345 patients across 11 general practitioner sites. This extensive and temporally diverse dataset serves as a valuable resource for researchers and healthcare professionals, enabling in-depth analyses and insights into healthcare practices, patient demographics, and clinical outcomes within the Fairfield and Wollondilly areas of New South Wales.  

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