Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Michael R Kidd

AM MBBS, MD, FRACGP, is Professor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

English literacy as a barrier to health care information for deaf people who use Auslan

A study of access to health care services by Deaf people, commissioned by the Australian Government, revealed that, on average, Deaf Auslan users went to a doctor 8.7 times in the 12 months...

Australia’s systems of primary healthcare The need for improved coordination and implications for Medicare Locals

In Australia, primary healthcare is largely delivered through two parallel systems: Medicare supported primary care delivered by fee-for-service general practitioners, and state funded and managed...

Editorial: Global family medicine and Australian general practice

Global health begins at home with the recognition of the need for universal health coverage, ensuring that every person in a country has access to healthcare.By global standards, Australia is a...

Roles ascribed to general practitioners by gay men with depression

This article identifies the roles that gay men with depression ascribe to their chosen general practitioner and considers how they might influence the dynamics of clinical interactions between...

Surviving an epidemic Australian GPs on caring for people with HIV and AIDS in the early years

A number of ‘AIDS doctor’ memoirs were published in the 1990s recalling experiences of the early years,8 but the stories of the Australian GPs who were willing to provide ongoing HIV care have...


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