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Table 1 Data sources

From: Health inequalities, physician citizens and professional medical associations: an Australian case study

Data source No. Descriptor/examples
Program documents 10 Training program curriculum and learning companion, handbook, log book, Indigenous health training module, Standards for General Practice Manual
Policy documents 33 College position statements covering a range of areas (e.g. core professional issues and values statements, policies on domestic violence, health and the environment, evidence based medicine)
Internal College respondents 37 Program managers within the national office of the RACGP, chairs of national committees of the college, and leaders of state faculties of the college
External college respondents 43 Representatives of ADGP (the peak body of Divisions of GP in Australia)* and GPPAC (at the time the peak advisory body to the Federal Minister for Health), heads of academic Departments of General Practice, University Departments of Rural Health, consumer groups and a national PHC quality assurance program
Focus group participants 11 Urban and rural GP
  1. *Divisions of General Practice are geographic organizations of GPs established in 1992 by the Government. They are local organizations that unite GPs and increase their capacity to work co-operatively with each other and other health providers.