Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Kay M Jones

Email: kay.jones@med.monash.edu.au
BSW, MT+D, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager, Department of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.

Electronic care plans and medicolegal liability

Government policy encourages the use of care plans in general practice, and developments in information technology have the potential to facilitate their use via a shared electronic care plan...

Fitness to drive GP perspectives of assessing older and functionally impaired patients

Mandatory assessment programs targeting older drivers exist in all licensing jurisdictions in Australia, except Victoria.4,7 Some authors have suggested that mandatory age-based testing targeting...

General practice research Does gender affect the decision to participate?

Concerns expressed by practitioners include poor recognition as a research partner, having little input into the research design, the misuse of data, scepticism of the research value, lack of...

Managing chronic disease Patients’ views and attitudes to using a broadband based service

Despite these initiatives, uptake of these item numbers by general practitioners appears to be limited.2–4 Possible reasons include difficulties in accessing and communicating with other health...

Self-reported access to and quality of healthcare for diabetes: do the severely obese experience equal access?

Severe obesity (BMI >35 kg/m2, WHO Class II and III) with comorbid T2DM is associated with a compounding array of stressors including additional obesity-related comorbidity, lower socioeconomic...


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