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Tracy Cheffins

Email: tracy.cheffins@jcu.edu.au
MBBS, MPH, FAFPHM, FRACGP, is Medical Coordinator, North Queensland Practice Based Research Network, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

Acute otitis externa Management by GPs in North Queensland

Acute otitis externa (AOE) is a common condition in North Queensland. Clinical guidelines exist for the management of this condition. This study explores the pattern of causative pathogens and...

Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection A study of general practice management in northern Queensland

Although general practitioners screen only a small proportion of the eligible population,5 the majority of diagnoses of genital chlamydia infection are still made in general practice. The...

Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection A study on testing in general practice

There has been much discussion recently about chlamydia testing for asymptomatic women, both with and without a routine Pap test in general practice.4,5,7,8 However, while GPs believe general...

Recommending vaccination General practice intervention with new parents

Parents can be the source of vaccine preventable diseases that their children contract. The vaccination status of parents may not be readily available, and uptake rates are affected by factors such...


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