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Audio podcast

Research that matters: building health solutions

From vaccines to antibiotics, health and medical research has improved, extended, and saved lives. In this episode, Torrens University researchers talk about the need to build a new GP model of care for Australia’s rapidly ageing population.
Journal article

Variation in seeking care for cardiovascular disease and ambulance utilization among migrants in Australia: Time, Ethnicity, and Delay (Ted) study III

Insight into differences in seeking medical care for chest pain among migrant populations is limited. This study aimed to determine ethnic differences in seeking care behaviors and using ambulances among migrants compared to an Australian-born group. A total of 607 patients presenting with chest pain...

Journal article

Screening for and managing the person with frailty in primary care: ICFSR consensus guidelines

Other authors
Ruiz J.G., Dent E., Morley J.E., Merchant R.A., Beilby J., Beard J., Tripathy C., Sorin M., Andrieu S., Aprahamian I., Arai H., Aubertin-Leheudre M., Bauer J.M., Cesari M., Chen L.-K., Cruz-Jentoft A.J., De Souto Barreto P., Dong B., Ferrucci L., Fielding R., Flicker L., Lundy J., Reginster J.Y., Rodriguez-Mañas L., Rolland Y., Sanford A.M., Sinclair A.J., Viña J., Waters D.L., Won C.W., Woo J., Vellas B.

Although frailty, disability and multimorbidity often coexist and interact, they are distinct and separate concepts. Growing evidence suggests that each of these interrelated conditions is preventable and their associated complications manageable.

Journal article

Utilisation of general practice health assessments around an aged care assessment is associated with lower mortality risk in older Australians

Objective: (i) to describe the general practitioner utilisation of health assessments, management plans, coordination of team care arrangements and medication review item numbers within 6 months of an aged care eligibility assessment for home care packages (HCP) and (ii) investigate the impact of health assessments...

Journal article

Feasibility and acceptability of commonly used screening instruments to identify frailty among community-dwelling older people: a mixed methods study

Frailty exposes older people to an elevated risk of a range of negative outcomes. Emerging evidence that frailty can be effectively treated within community settings has stimulated calls for more proactive screening within primary care. Assessing feasibility is a critical preliminary step in assessing the...