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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527638/shared-decision-making-in-australia-in-2017
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Lyndal Trevena, Heather L Shepherd, Carissa Bonner, Jesse Jansen, Anne E Cust, Julie Leask, Narelle Shadbolt, Chris Del Mar, Kirsten McCaffery, Tammy Hoffmann
Shared Decision Making (SDM) is now firmly established within national clinical standards for accrediting hospitals, day procedure services, public dental services and medical education in Australia, with plans to align general practice, aged care and disability service. Implementation of these standards and training of health professionals is a key challenge for the Australian health sector at this time. Consumer involvement in health research, policy and clinical service governance has also increased, with a major focus on encouraging patients to ask questions during their clinical care...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527411/trends-in-reports-of-driving-following-illicit-drug-consumption-among-regular-drug-users-in-australia-2007-2013-has-random-roadside-drug-testing-had-a-deterrent-effect
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Danielle Horyniak, Paul Dietze, Simon Lenton, Rosa Alati, Raimondo Bruno, Allison Matthews, Courtney Breen, Lucy Burns
INTRODUCTION: Driving following illicit drug consumption ('drug-driving') is a potential road safety risk. Roadside drug testing (RDT) is conducted across Australia with the dual aims of prosecuting drivers with drugs in their system and deterring drug-driving. We examined trends over time in self-reported past six-month drug-driving among sentinel samples of regular drug users and assessed the impact of experiences of RDT on drug-driving among these participants. METHODS: Data from 1913 people who inject drugs (PWID) and 3140 regular psychostimulant users (RPU) who were first-time participants in a series of repeat cross-sectional sentinel studies conducted in Australian capital cities from 2007 to 2013 and reported driving in the past six months were analysed...
May 17, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511581/the-ranzcp-guidelines-for-schizophrenia-why-is-our-practice-so-far-short-of-our-recommendations-and-what-can-we-do-about-it
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Olav Nielssen, Patrick McGorry, David Castle, Cherrie Galletly
The new RANZCP guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders highlights what we know works. In this paper, we examine why patients so often fail to benefit from this knowledge and why clinical practice falls so far short of the recommended standard. Instead of the continuous improvement that we expect of health care in general, in psychiatry we face an accelerating decline in systems of care. There has been a sustained underinvestment in public mental health care and a shared failure by State and Federal governments to construct and commit to a governance and funding model that can deliver the standard of care that is available in other major non-communicable diseases, and which we know is equally possible for severe mental illness...
May 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509435/inpatient-iron-deficiency-detection-and-management-how-do-general-physicians-and-gastroenterologists-perform-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Muhammad Waqas Fazal, Jane Andrews, Josephine Thomas, Eliana Saffouri
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) is often an indicator of underlying pathology. Early detection and treatment avoids long term morbidity, and allows for prompt iron repletion avoiding ID anaemia (IDA) and need for blood transfusion. AIM: We aimed to evaluate the management of ID in two internal medicine units [General Medical (GM) & Gastroenterology (GE)] in a large metropolitan hospital and compare it to international guidelines.(3,4) METHOD: All consecutive inpatient admissions under GM & GE units were retrospectively reviewed until 40 patients in each service were identified with anaemia and/or microcytic hypochromic blood counts...
May 16, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501022/sociodemographic-profile-of-an-olympic-team
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D W Lawrence
OBJECTIVES: To document the distribution of sociodemographic markers (race and relative access to wealth) in athletes participating at the summer and Winter Olympic Games (OGs). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study. METHODS: Sociodemographic data were collected from publically available resources for all athletes representing four countries (Canada, United States of America, Great Britain and Australia) at the 2014 Sochi Winter OGs and 2016 Rio Summer OGs...
May 10, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490411/is-the-counterweight-program-a-feasible-and-acceptable-option-for-structured-weight-management-delivered-by-practice-nurses-in-australia-a-mixed-methods-study
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Jodi Gray, Elizabeth A Hoon, Hossein Haji Ali Afzali, Catherine Spooner, Mark F Harris, Jonathan Karnon
Nurse-led weight management programs, like the Counterweight Program in the United Kingdom, may offer a way for Australian general practices to provide weight management support to adults who are overweight or obese. During Counterweight, nurses provide patients with six fortnightly education sessions and three follow-up sessions to support weight maintenance. This study examined the feasibility, acceptability and perceived value of the Counterweight Program in the Australian primary care setting using a mixed-methods approach...
May 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483036/establishing-a-new-model-of-integrated-primary-and-secondary-care-based-around-general-practice-a-case-study-of-lessons-learned-and-challenges
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Claire L Jackson, Maria Donald, Anthony W Russell, H David McIntyre
This case study describes the development and implementation of an innovative integrated primary-secondary model of care for people with complex diabetes. The aim of the paper is to present the experiences of clinicians and researchers involved in implementing the 'Beacon' model by providing a discussion of the contextual factors, including lessons learned, challenges and solutions. Beacon-type models of community care for people with chronic disease are well placed to deliver on Australia's health care reform agenda, and this commentary provides rich contextual information relevant to the translation of such models into policy and practice...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472582/measuring-general-practice-activity-in-australia-a-brief-history
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2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472579/actual-availability-of-appointments-at-general-practices-in-regional-new-south-wales-australia
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Joanne Bradbury, Susan Nancarrow, Cathy Avila, Sabrina Pit, Ruth Potts, Frances Doran, Gary L Freed
BACKGROUND: There is limited data to inform policy about the availability and costs of primary healthcare at the local level. The objective of this article was to determine the appointment availability and out-of-pocket costs for patients presenting with non urgent conditions to general practices in a regional setting. METHODS: A cross-sectional, census study included all 184 general practices across 12 local government areas in northern New South Wales. Practices were telephoned in a randomised sequence on weekday mornings by a researcher...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472578/patterns-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-and-health-literacy-in-general-practice-patients-in-urban-and-regional-australia
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Dora M von Conrady, Andrew Bonney
BACKGROUND: The majority of Australians use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Despite concerns about safety, patterns of health literacy and CAM use in Australian general practice are unknown. METHODS: Pre-existing questionnaires assessing health literacy and CAM use (HLQ and I-CAM-Q) were distributed by eight practices across four Australian states to 800 patients aged 18 years and older for self-completion. Regression modelling and cluster analysis were applied to the data...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472577/improving-blood-pressure-control-in-general-practice-a-pilot-study-of-the-impress-intervention
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Nicholas Zwar, Oshana Hermiz, Elizabeth Halcomb, Patricia M Davidson, Thomas Bodenheimer
BACKGROUND: Patients with hypertension and at high absolute cardiovascular disease risk are a priority group for improved blood pressure control. This study examined the impact of an intervention, primarily delivered by the general practice nurse, to identify, recall and manage patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: A before-and-after pilot study with a six-month follow-up period was conducted in eight general practices in Sydney, Australia...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472576/ulipristal-acetate-an-update-for-australian-gps
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Danielle Mazza
BACKGROUND: In Australia, use and understanding of emergency contraception among women remains relatively low. This is despite the introduction of levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) more than a decade ago. In April 2016, a new ECP with the active ingredient ulipristal acetate became available in Australia. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this article are to increase understanding of the recently introduced ulipristal acetate ECP, including its safety profile, effi-cacy and special considerations; dispel common myths and misconceptions about emergency contraception; and to provide guidance on emergency contraceptive management in general practice, considering the recent advances...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472151/management-of-vertebral-compression-fracture-in-general-practice-beach-program
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Rodrigo Z Megale, Allan Pollack, Helena Britt, Jane Latimer, Vasi Naganathan, Andrew J McLachlan, Manuela L Ferreira
IMPORTANCE: The pain associated with vertebral compression fractures can cause significant loss of function and quality of life for older adults. Despite this, there is little consensus on how best to manage this condition. OBJECTIVE: To describe usual care provided by general practitioners (GPs) in Australia for the management of vertebral compression fractures. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from the Bettering the Evaluation And Care of Health (BEACH) program collected between April 2005 and March 2015 was used for this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471043/clozapine-and-concomitant-medications-assessing-the-completeness-and-accuracy-of-medication-records-for-people-prescribed-clozapine-under-shared-care-arrangements
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Kate Murphy, Ian Coombes, Vikas Moudgil, Susan Patterson, Amanda Wheeler
RATIONALE, AIM, AND OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to assess the completeness and accuracy of medication records held by stakeholders (secondary care, general practice, and community pharmacy) for clozapine consumers managed in a shared care programme. METHODS: This was an exploratory, descriptive study examining secondary and primary care medication records in a large, urban, public mental health service setting in Queensland, Australia. Consumers (18-65 years old) prescribed clozapine under shared care management with capacity to consent were eligible (n = 55) to participate...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466746/social-network-factors-as-mediators-of-mental-health-and-psychological-distress
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Andrew Levula, Michael Harré, Andrew Wilson
BACKGROUND: Although mental health (MH) is overall strongly associated with psychological distress (PD), this association is very weak for the sample with high PD. This relationship remains understudied. AIM: This study examines the association between MH and PD and whether this association is mediated by social network (SN) factors for individuals with high PD. METHOD: Data were taken from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia study ( N = 756)...
May 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463880/medication-adherence-condom-use-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-australian-prep-users-interim-results-from-the-victorian-prep-demonstration-project
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Luxi Lal, Jennifer Audsley, Dean Murphy, Christopher K Fairley, Mark Stoove, Norm Roth, Richard Moore, B K Tee, Nalagafiar Puratmaja, Peter L Anderson, David Leslie, Robert M Grant, John De Wit, Edwina Wright
OBJECTIVE: HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) decreases risk of HIV acquisition however its efficacy is closely dependent on adherence. There is also concern that the preventive effect of PrEP may be offset by risk compensation, notably an increase in condomless anal sex. DESIGN: Multi-site, open-label demonstration study that recruited people at current or recent risk of HIV infection in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Participants were recruited from three general practice clinics and one sexual health clinic in Melbourne and consented to take daily tenofovir/emtricitabine for 30 months...
May 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463520/regional-responses-to-the-challenge-of-delivering-integrated-care-to-older-people-with-mental-health-problems-in-rural-australia
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Julie Henderson, Suzanne Dawson, Jeffrey Fuller, Deb O'Kane, Adam Gerace, Candice Oster, Eimear Muir Cochrane
OBJECTIVE: Integrated care has been identified as means of managing the demands on the healthcare budget while improving access to and quality of services. It is particularly pertinent to rural health services, which face limited access to specialist and support services. This paper explores the capacity of three rural communities in South Australia to deliver integrated mental health support for older people. METHODS: Thirty-one interviews were conducted with local health and social service providers from mental health, community health, general practice, residential aged care, private practice, NGOs and local government as part of a larger action research project on service integration...
May 2, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462590/psychopathology-of-adolescents-with-an-intellectual-disability-who-present-to-general-hospital-services
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Oreste Theodoratos, Lyn McPherson, Catherine Franklin, Bruce Tonge, Stewart Einfeld, Nicholas Lennox, Robert S Ware
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents with intellectual disability have increased rates of psychopathology compared with their typically developing peers and present to hospital more frequently for ambulant conditions. The aim of this study is to describe the psychopathology and related characteristics of a sample of adolescents with intellectual disability who presented to general hospital services. METHOD: We investigated a cohort of adolescents with intellectual disability in South East Queensland, Australia between January 2006 and June 2010...
April 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449217/job-satisfaction-and-intention-to-stay-within-community-and-residential-aged-care-employees
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Katrina Radford, Ellen Meissner
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the different facets of job satisfaction that influence community care and residential care employees' intention to stay in the aged care workforce. METHODS: A survey of four organisations in Australia was undertaken. t-Tests were conducted to analyse differences between groups. Regression analyses were performed to examine the factors influencing intentions to stay in the workforce. RESULTS: Community care workers were more satisfied with various facets of job satisfaction including work on their present job, supervision, people in their present job and the job in general...
April 27, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448555/socio-demographic-disparities-in-the-utilisation-of-general-practice-services-for-australian-children-results-from-a-nationally-representative-longitudinal-study
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Lixin Ou, Jack Chen, Ken Hillman
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the pattern of general practice services utilization for Australian children and to examine socio-demographic disparities in general practitioner (GP) visits. METHODS: We used the linked data from the nationally representative Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) and the Medicare Australia claims data record. We used survey negative binomial and logistic regression to examine the socio-demographic factors associated with the utilisation of general practice services...
2017: PloS One
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