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Guest Opinion / Editorial
Few women 'request' caesarean section
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Fenwick_Jenny_AssocProf_RN_DS.jpgThe medical discourse asserting that maternal request plays a significant role in escalating rates of caesarean section has been over estimated....
General practice: the forgotten laboratory
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Emery_Jon_Prof_Nov04_DS.jpgW.A. is in the midst of major health reform. A central tenet is that primary care plays a fundamental role in improving the health of the State. This is consistent with the work of Barbara Starfield who showed....
Adverse drug events in seniors
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Holman_DArcy_Dr_2_DS.jpgFrom a review of 14 Australian studies, adverse drug events occurred in 2.4-3.6% of hospital admissions. An estimated 80,000 hospital admissions each year are medication-related at an annual cost of $350m.
Naltrexone Medicine
Saturday, 01 October 2005
When a patient with an opiate dependence problem enters your surgery for assistance with his addiction the most important question to ask the patient is...
Just don't ask about my drinking
Monday, 01 August 2005
Midford_Richard_DS.jpgTrials have shown that brief intervention by GPs can be very effective in reducing problematic drinking, but there is still considerable reticence on the part of GPs to make even routine enquiries about alcohol use.
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