A report back om Dr Nicola Allard's session: Preventing HCC in primary care settings
This session delved into the factors affecting liver cancer prevention in primary care. Some major differences include the diversity of settings within primary care, diverse people and structures, and a low frequency of cancer diagnosis. There are other challenges too such as time limitations, with the average length of a GP consult being 14 minutes and the median at 12 minutes (which is surprisingly more than the 6 minute medicine we were led to believe!) But more people are seeing the GP compared to 10 years ago, with 85% of Australians seeing a GP at least once in the previous year, which represents an important opportunity for engagement in preventive health activities.