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Provides practical management strategies that general practitioners (GPs) can use when patients present with medically unexplained symptoms.
Patients with medically unexplained symptoms commonly present to general practice and experience significant disability. Many have a history of trauma, which complicates the therapeutic...
This report determines changes in childhood asthma management rates between 2004–14, and examines current medication use and level of control in children attending general practice.
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are recommended for children with moderate or severe persistent asthma. The aims of...
Provides current evidence regarding the differing diets in diabetes prevention and management once type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) arises, including the role in management of complications such as = hypoglycaemia.
Background Guidelines for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
Describes the Comprehensive Aged Residents Emergency and Partners in Assessment, Care and Treatment (CARE-PACT) program: a hospital substitutive care and demand management project that aims to improve, in a fiscally efficient manner, the quality of care received by residents of aged care facilities.
Describes different models for general practice care for patients in residential aged care facilities.
Background Provision of timely and high-quality general practitioner (GP) services to patients in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) is essential for this group of patients as they have high...
Provides an outline of the current research around medical tourism, especially its impact on Australians.
Background Medical tourism is a burgeoning industry in our region. It involves patients traveling outside of their home country for medical treatment.
Objective This article provides...
Illustrates the practical application of technology in community-based patient care through an overview of a project that the RDNS has trialled to provide remote medicines management.
Background Given the socioeconomic demands of the Australian society, both now and in the...
Provides a summary of the evidence for internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy, and looks at the three RACGP Handbook of Non-Drug Intervention (HANDI) recommendations for non-drug treatments for depression and arranged for the developers to comment.
Background Gotzsche, in Lancet Psychiatry, argued that antidepressants...
Raises awareness of the potential benefits of using digital technologies for improving practice efficiencies and patient health outcomes.
Background Digital technologies will become a major part of our healthcare system, with particular impact in primary care. However, many healthcare professionals are not sufficiently...
Familiarises general practitioners (GPs) with the range of online programs in Australia that have demonstrated efficacy and are currently available for use by patients with mental health problems.
Background Australia is a world leader in the development of internetdelivered programs for the prevention...