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Long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians after hospital intensive care

This article assesses long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians admitted non‐electively to intensive care units (ICUs).
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Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: some insights from the Netherlands

Over two decades of Dutch experience with voluntary assisted dying can inform deliberations about the nature of a regulatory framework in Australian jurisdictions, according to the authors of this article.
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A perfect storm: fear of litigation for end of life care

Should doctors fear legal sanction for using opioids at the end of life? A perfect storm arises from a rare confluence of adverse meteorological factors, and is a metaphor for an especially bad situation caused by a combination of unfavourable circumstances. Health care at the...
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Victoria's voluntary assisted dying law: clinical implementation as the next challenge

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (VAD Act) will become operational on 19 June 2019. A designated 18‐month implementation period has seen an Implementation Taskforce appointed, and work is underway on projects including developing clinical guidance, models of care, medication protocols and training for...
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Inequalities in bariatric surgery in Australia: findings from 49 364 obese participants in a prospective cohort study

This article investigates the variation, and quantify socioeconomic inequalities, in the uptake of primary bariatric surgery in an obese population in Australia. Obesity is a major public health challenge for Australia. In the 2007–08 National Health Survey, 24% of Australian adults were reported to be...
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Risks of complaints and adverse disciplinary findings against international medical graduates in Victoria and Western Australia

This journal article looks at whether international medical graduates have more complaints made against them to medical boards and experience more adverse disciplinary findings than Australian-trained doctors. Among 39 155 doctors registered in Victoria and Western Australia in the study period, 5323 complaints were made...
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Genetic research in Indigenous health: significant progress, substantial challenges

This article looks at the measurements and biological samples used in health research, it is the extraction and analysis of genetic material that has caused the most controversy in indigenous health research across the globe. No other kind of research has a specific international non-governmental...
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Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement

Vitamin D status has emerged as a significant public health issue in Australia and New Zealand. This article provides updated guidance to clinicians and health professionals on the role of vitamin D in health for adults. An estimated 31% of adults in Australia have inadequate...
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Hormone treatment of gender identity disorder in a cohort of children and adolescents

The latest research by the Medical Journal of Australia illustrates a rise in individuals with gender identity disorder (GID), sufferers have a persistent and profound discomfort with their biological sex and a strong identification with the gender of the opposite sex. Individuals with gender identity...
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Estimating the future burden of cancers preventable by better diet and physical activity in Australia

We used an Australian population-based cancer database to estimate the total number of cancers to be diagnosed in 2025, by applying published age- and sex-specific population projections to current cancer incidence rates, and multiplying the projected numbers of cancers by estimates of population-attributable fractions. Projected...
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Medical Journal of Australia

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