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Reviews the causes, diagnosis and management of hearing loss as it applies to elderly patients. The review describes a useful approach that clinicians can apply to daily practice.
Background Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in elderly patients, and is often...
Explores the links between public health and general practice, to consider their implications for general practice registrar training.
Background Public health is the organised efforts of society to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life in the population. While the focus of general...
Examines the importance of routine, positive attention, praise, reward, selective ignoring, and use of consequences in behaviour management.
Background Concerns about their children’s development and behaviour are among the most common reasons parents bring children to doctors. These concerns often arise from normal...
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...