Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Sports injuries

January-February Vol 39 (1) 1-80


Musculoskeletal injuries

Graeme C Miller, Salma Fahridin

Sports related concussion Management in general practice

Michael Makdissi

Sports ankle injuries

Drew Slimmon, Peter Brukner

Shin pain in athletes

Paul Blackman

Sports knee injuries

Bianca Scotney

Up front

Sport and exercise medicine

David Humphries


Jenni Parsons


Work related asthma

Ryan F Hoy, Michael J Abramson, Malcolm R Sim


How do we compare?

Adrian Elliot-Smith, Mark A J Morgan

Impact of compliance on weight loss and health profile in a very low energy diet program

Graeme Wright, Brian Dawson, Geoffrey Jalleh, Saskia Law

Where are they now?

Patrick Giddings, Jeanette McLaren, Catherine Gargan, Susan M Wearne

General practitioners’ use of cardiovascular risk calculators

Mark Nelson, Stephen Quinn, Amy Imms


Early management of prostate cancer

Michael Izard

Developing the guidelines for preventive care

John Furler, John Litt, Linda Bailey, Teri Snowdon, Beres Joyner, Mark F Harris, Jane Smith

Sleeping infants safely

Leigh Wilson, Susan Quine, Milton Lewis

Practice management

Neville Steer

Barriers to good health care

Hilton Koppe


‘Male friendly’ services

Carol A Holden, Carolyn A Allan, Robert I McLachlan

Meningococcal meningitis

Cora A Mayer, Amy A Neilson

Back pages

Book reviews

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Carolyn O’Shea

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Rachel Lee


Are they safe in there? - Patient safety and trainees in the practice

Dr Pat Byrnes is an experienced GP, supervisor and educator. His focus article in the January–February 2012 issue of AFP considers issues of patient safety when trainees are seeing the patient. The article provides both background theory and practical ideas about how to detect ‘unconscious incompetence’. The podcast interview particularly focuses on the practical aspects of methods to assist to ascertain what is happening behind the consulting room door.

Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice

Dr Kerry Hancock is an Adelaide GP and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her article, in the research section of the January-February 2012 AFP, titled ‘Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice’ reports on research they have done locally testing spirometers. The results provide directions for future research, and she provides some useful advice for all practices with spirometers

Teaching medical students - Tips from the frontline

Dr James Best is an experienced GP teacher, who was awarded RACGP supervisor of the year in 2010, who provides an insight into why he teachings and tips for preparing to teach and implementing in the diverse general practice day.


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