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Guest Opinion / Editorial
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.
Workers' Compensation - welcome to the Panopticon
Monday, 01 August 2005
Quintner John3_DS.jpgEighteenth-century utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham designed the Panopticon, a blueprint for a prison built as a cylinder, with cells radiating from the central guard station. How does this compare to today's WorkCover?
The cycles of paediatrics
Friday, 01 July 2005
Wallman_Ian_Dr_DS.jpgSeeing changes in the perception and treatment of ?disease' over a long time (50 years) makes one cautious about the use of drug treatment, and sceptical about new treatments.
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