Based on the Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 8th edition (the red book), which is a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines from Australian and international sources and provides recommendations for everyday use in general practice. It
- conforms to the highest evidence-based standards
- provides recommendations based on current, evidence-based guidelines for preventive activities, focusing on those most relevant to Australian general practice
- includes screening activities where evidence has demonstrated that benefits outweigh harms, as many preventive activities have the potential to be associated with harm
Please download a chart for the recommended preventive activities over the lifecycle for adults and bring it to discuss with the doctor what applies to you.