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Examines prevalence rates of lifestyle risk factors in the Western Victorian Primary Health Network (WV PHN) general practice patient population and the corresponding levels of clinical advice and counselling.
Background: Changes to the software used in general practice could improve the collection of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of all patients, and boost access to healthcare measures specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples provided directly or indirectly by general...
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...
This study provides a new perspective from Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) working in the area of heart health in the Aboriginal community of western Sydney.
AHWs are well placed and keen to be a part of the team that assesses cardiovascular...
The Lancet in 1999 suggested that ‘neglect of research has made primary care one of the most intellectually underdeveloped disciplines in medicine’ and later labelled general practice research ‘a lost cause’. According to the Medical Journal of Australia, this underdevelopment ‘stems from a...
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...