Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Suzanne McKenzie

MBS, MMedSci, GCULT, FRACGP, is Head of Discipline, General Practice and Rural Medicine, School of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland.

The 45 year old health check Feasibility and impact on practices and patient behaviour

The 45 year old health check (MBS item 717) for patients aged 45–49 years was introduced in 2006. This study evaluated its impact on preventive care and patient reported risk factors.

Osteoarthritis Management options in general practice

Osteoarthritis, characterised by joint pain and stiffness, is a common and significant chronic disease, reducing mobility and causing considerable impact on quality of life. Multiple evidence...


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