IMMUNISATION has been in the news a fair bit lately.
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ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental condition affecting children, adolescents and adults.
I APPLIED for a job in an ACCHO this year — an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. I’m in my final year of GP training, and I’d been mulling over this decision for some time.
THERE is a global trend of governments attempting to re-orientate health systems traditionally focused upon hospital care, to an emphasis on primary and population healthcare.
WORKFORCE underpins all that we do in healthcare — who we use to deliver services, train our current and future healthcare professionals, drive research and innovation, and importantly make it all happen in a coordinated fashion.
THE social determinants of health have long predicted poorer morbidity and mortality for the marginalised and those on lower incomes.
DOCTORS continue to have a responsibility to provide advice to patients about altering health-harming lifestyle habits, but we are not responsible if a patient fails to take our advice.
CHRONIC, non-cancer pain will become an increasing health and social burden.
RECENTLY I have had cause to consider the role of general practice in the management of ongoing pain.
THERE are many thousands of nurses working in primary healthcare. Well over 10,000 of these are in general practice. Others work in schools, community health services, prisons, workplaces, Aboriginal health services and other settings.
BACK in the late 1990s, the health system was at risk of collapse in Australia because of the looming medical indemnity crisis.
AFTER months of slog and paperwork you get an email that says: “Welcome to the Australian General Practice Training Program.”
GPs do a fantastic job. We are one of the most efficient parts of the health system. We see about 83% of the population and provide 122 million general practice services through the MBS in any one year.
ALTHOUGH today’s graduate medical students and GP registrars are tremendously impressive, a common weakness is their knowledge of clinical anatomy.
“FOR every action there is an equal and opposite government program,” the American editor, Bob Wells, wrote.
THE ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is referred to as the ‘father of medicine’.
THE transition from Divisions of General Practice to Medicare Locals is all but complete – in name at least – but what have we got for all the pain and upheaval?
THE bad news is hepatitis C is the leading cause of death from a blood-borne virus in Australia. More Australians die each year from hepatitis C than HIV/AIDS.