Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Graduate School of Medicine


There are abundant clinical data recorded in general practice electronic health records (EHR) which are suitable for longitudinal analysis to inform clinical care. This thesis proposes a novel research approach which has potential to deliver clinically relevant outcomes using real-world data and at the same time provide individual general practices with important feedback.

This thesis includes a literature review which demonstrates the utility of longitudinal research, specifically survival analysis using primary care EHR data. The growing trend of this approach reflects its usefulness in general practice research.

FoR codes (2008)

120302 Design Innovation

FoR codes (2020)

420304 General practice, 420317 Patient safety, 420308 Health informatics and information systems

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