AFTER-hours services have been on a steady decline during the past decade, according to the latest BEACH data, which comes amid uncertainty about the future of existing services as Medicare Locals are appointed administrators of after-hours care.
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A GREENS-backed bill seeking to prevent certain pharmaceutical company payments to doctors by making them civil offences could weed out some wrongdoing but also unfairly hurt practices and hinder legitimate research, doctors and academics have warned.
A REVIEW into vitamin D supplementation guidelines is being called for after Australia’s largest ever study into vitamin D deficiency found it affects more Australians and lasts longer than previously believed.
A LEADING nursing academic is calling on the profession to become more vocal politically and to take the role of patient advocate to a broader arena.
GEN Y GPs work the same number of hours a week as the average septuagenarian, according to a new analysis of data from general practice research program Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH).
GEN Y GPs work the same number of hours a week as the average septuagenarian according to a new analysis of data from general practice research program Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH).
THE general practice community is mourning the loss of one its most prominent figures, after the passing last week of Emeritus Professor Charles Bridges-Webb at the age of 75. Professor Bridges-Webb, who was appointed foundation professor of community medicine/general practice at the University of Sydney in 1975, is widely regarded as one of the founders of general practice research. Associate Professor Helena Britt, director of the Family Medicine Research Centre at the University of Sydney, said his work from 1965 until his retirement in 1994 was vital to the establishment of Australia’s largest and most influential general ...
The latest state of the nation report on general practice offers some interesting insights into primary care. Elizabeth McIntosh reports. GENERAL practice is full of crystal-ball gazers, policy-making clairvoyants and politicians keen to have their say on where primary care is heading and what it should be doing. But it’s hard to know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. And to know where you’ve been, you need reliable and accurate data. In Australia, that’s the job of the BEACH project. The annual Bettering the Evaluation and ...
When will Australia come up with a plan to deal with the looming tsunami of medical students? Rosemarie Milsom investigates. UNIVERSITY of Sydney medical faculty staff faced some awkward moments recently when interviewing prospective medical students from overseas. “We had to make a very crucial statement to them to say that we could not guarantee a training placement once they finished their degree,” faculty dean Professor Bruce Robinson says. “If you’ve come from Canada or Singapore and you’ve paid $50,000 a year to be here, to find out you might not have a place ...