Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Dan Ewald

Email: dewald@iprimus.com.au
BMed, MPH&TM, MAppEpid, FRACGP, FACTM, FAFPHM, GAICD, general practitioner, Lennox Head Medical Centre and Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service, Ballina and Clinical Advisor, North Coast NSW Medicare Local, Ballina, New South Wales.

Osteoporosis Prevention and detection in general practice

Key to this is to distinguish evidence about bone density (a risk factor) from evidence about fracture (a health outcome) prevention. Osteoporosis only causes symptoms or impact on the patient when...

Patients’ and providers’ satisfaction with shared medical appointments

We have previously discussed the potential of shared medical appointments (SMAs) and their possible acceptability among patients and providers.1,2 SMAs (also known as group visits) are...

Shared medical appointments An adjunct for chronic disease management in Australia?

Primary care consultations have traditionally occurred in a one-on-one situation between clinician and patient. This is appropriate for acute disease and injury, but may not be optimal for chronic...


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