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Background: Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable death and disease in Australia. This study describes smoking prevalence and the characteristics of rural smokers to guide general practitioners in targeting particular groups.Methods: Cross sectional surveys in the Greater Green Triangle region of southeast Australia...
BACKGROUND: An increase in perinatal mortality prompted a review of services to pregnant women in remote northern and western Queensland, Australia. In order to address the needs of the indigenous population in particular, a range of service changes was implemented to improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This...
Aims to address clinical questions that general practitioners (GPs) may have in identifying and responding to patients experiencing family violence.
Background: Prescription drug abuse is a rising problem in Australia and pharmaceutical drugs have been the most frequent contributors to overdose deaths in Victoria in recent years.
Objective/s : The objectives of this article are to examine the main prescription drugs contributing...
Provides a perspective on the importance of immunisation as a unique global health concern in that it is not a time-limited issue.
Background When one speaks of global health, there are few issues that actually have a health impact globally rather than in...
Describes the health needs of survivors of war and conflict in the immediate and long-term resettlement periods.
Background Since 1945, more than 700 000 refugees and displaced persons, survivors of conflicts in over 60 countries, have resettled in Australia. Every general practitioner (GP)...
Reviews aged care directives (ACDs), considering, in particular, aspects of their use for patients in residential aged care.
Although most people have clear preferences with regard to end-of-life care, there is a disconnect between these preferences and what happens in practice....
This study aimed to identify the causative organisms in marine wounds sustained in the subtropical and tropical coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Gascoyne region (north-west), Western Australia.
The Medicare-rebated Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (Medicare Benefits Schedule [MBS] item number 715) has been progressively implemented across Australia since 1999.
Semi-structured interviews and self-complete mail surveys with 31 general practice staff and practitioners were combined with an audit...
Availability of primary healthcare and bulk billing across northern New South Wales is highly variable. Areas with low service availability should be targeted by policy.