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.
Incidence of depression among Chinese people living in traditional
Asian regions is low. Recent Chinese immigrants to Australia may be
at greater risk of depression and anxiety because of issues...
In contrast to generally high childhood immunisation coverage
rates across Australia, general practices in central Sydney (New
South Wales) have a below average coverage rate. To address this...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause
of disability, hospital admission and premature mortality, but is often
undiagnosed. This study assessed the effectiveness...
Most smokers would like to quit and approximately 40% have made at least one attempt to do so in the past year.7 The good news is that smoking cessation has substantial and rapid health benefits.4...
Smoking cessation interventions have typically focused on majority
populations who, in Australia, are English speaking. There has been
an overall decline in the prevalence of smoking in the...
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