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Identify all active stroke/TIA patients who are eligible for a General Practice Management Plan


Good care planning after discharge is crucial for successful reintegration into the community1. All stroke/TIA patients should be on a GP Management Plan


Identify all active stroke/TIA patients who would benefit from a GP Management Plan and never had a plan billed at your practice

CAT Starting Point:

  1. CAT Open
  2. Population Extract Loaded and Extract Pane "Hidden"
  3. OPTIONAL ONLY{*}: Filter Pane Open and, under the General Tab, "Active Patients (3x < 2 years)" selected

*The decision to select either "Active" or "All" patients is left to the practice to make

1 National Stroke Foundation. Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and TIA Management: A guide for general practice, pp4, 2008.

In the Filters Pane:

1. In the "Conditions" tab select "Stroke" Yes 

2. Click "Recalculate"  

3. In the "MBS Eligibility " tab you can find a number of bars reporting the patients who never had a GPMP/TCA and or the related reviews

4. Click on the bar most relevant for your search, either 'never claimed' or those patients without a review for the  721/723 items


4. Click "Export"

This provides the practice with a list of those stroke/TIA patients who have not had an item 721 or 723 claimed at this practice. 


To Export Patient List to Microsoft Excel:

1.  Click on the “Export Icon”  at the top of the Patient Reidentification window.

2.  Click on “Excel”

3.   Choose a file name and a location to save to (eg. Create a folder C:/ClinicalAudit/CAT Patient FollowUp)

4.  Click “Save”

The steps above will produce a list of patients with contact details in MS Excel which can then be used to:

1.   Go back through the individual patient records in the GP Clinical Desktop System (CDS) and update known records

2.  Phone patients to update their record

3.  Produce a mail merge to recall patients for follow up

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This CAT Recipe was submitted by

National Stroke Foundation
and supports their Clinical Guidelines for Stroke
and TIA Management: A guide for general practice, 2008.