Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Nicholas Zwar

MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACGP, Professor of General Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

Alcohol enquiry by GPs – Understanding patients’ perspectives: A qualitative study

Drinking behaviours that increase the risk of alcohol-related harm (ie risky drinking) occur in one-quarter of Australian adult general practice attendees.1 General practitioners (GPs) are...

Consultation contexts and the acceptability of alcohol enquiry from general practitioners – a survey experiment

Alcohol consumption accounts for 3.2% of the burden of disease and injury in Australia,1 and is second only to tobacco as the greatest preventable cause of drug-related deaths and hospitalisation.2...

Improving blood pressure control in general practice: A pilot study of the ImPress intervention

Control of blood pressure has been shown to delay or improve the outcome of a range of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).1 People at high absolute CVD risk, which includes those who have already...

Let’s listen to patients’ and GPs’ perspectives on alcohol-screening research

General practitioners (GPs) are at the frontline in reducing the health burden of alcohol-related harms. Australian and international guidelines recommend a preventive approach – early detection of...

Patients’ acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration

We previously described in Australian Family Physician a survey experiment that demonstrated patients’ acceptance of alcohol enquiry from their general practitioners (GPs) varied markedly depending...


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