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Objectives: To examine doctors' level of knowledge of the law on withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack decision-making capacity, and factors associated with a higher level of knowledge.
Design, setting and participants: Postal survey of all specialists in emergency...
Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is a mosquito-borne virus that is found across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. MVEV is endemic to northern Australia and causes occasional outbreaks across south-eastern Australia.
About one in five young people did not submit a specimen for testing despite a GP request.
Abstract Objectives : To investigate socio-demographic and structural factors associated with not providing a specimen for chlamydia testing following a request by a general practitioner....
It is well known that the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is considerably poorer than that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. Strategies, policies, programs and funding over many years have been targeted toward improving the health of Indigenous Australians and closing the...
This study finds that the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents has increased over the past decade, and that a national policy framework is needed to reduce the incidence of premature deaths among Australians living in nursing homes.
Improving access to primary care in remote communities for the management of diabetes results in net health benefits to patients and cost savings to government, this study finds.
Surfing carries a well documented risk of head and facial injuries and these injuries may have become more frequent in recent times with overcrowding at beaches and the streamlining of surfboard design. Ocular trauma caused by surfboards can be severe, with long-term...
This review aims to establish the nature and efficacy of Australian school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety and depression. A number of schools' programs produced positive outcomes. Well established programs require further evaluation to establish readiness for broad dissemination as outlined in the...
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...
Paying incentives above the baseline Medicare Benefits Schedule to health services for the additional work required to meet the health needs of Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders might mitigate inequalities of care, but evidence supporting this is lacking.
The proposed “Indigenous health”...