Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Carl Mahfouz

A circle of silence: The attitudes of patients older than 65 years of age to ceasing long-term sleeping tablets

Benzodiazepines are a widely prescribed class of medication, estimated to be used by 15.7% of the Australian population older than 65 years of age.1 They are indicated for short-term management of...

An Australian discharge summary quality assessment tool: A pilot study

Research indicates that a patient’s transition from hospital care to the care of their general practitioner (GP) carries significant risk of unforeseen adverse effects, including emergency...


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