Australian Family Physician
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Chris Del Mar

Email: cdelmar@bond.edu.au
FAFPHM, MBBChir, MA, MD, FRACGP, BSc, is Professor of Public Health, Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.

A is for aphorism If many treatments are used for a disease, all are insufficient

We decided to test this aphorism by establishing a set of conditions for which there are treatments classified by evidence of effectiveness. Clinical Evidence, from the British Medical Journal’s...

Addressing antibiotic resistance Focusing on acute respiratory infections in primary care

The implications of antibiotic resistance for the future of healthcare are frightening. Quite apart from serious infections (such as pneumonia and sepsis), which are now managed routinely with...

Is Australia ready to implement delayed prescribing in primary care? A review of the evidence

Antibiotic use is the main driver of antimicrobial resistance1 and Australians continue to be high antibiotic users.2 Most antibiotics are prescribed in primary care, mainly for the treatment of...


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