Volume 174 Issue 6

19 March 2001


  • Economy class syndrome Alex S Gallus, Ross I Baker (MJA 2001; 174: 264-265)
  • Helping older people to remain in their own homes R Arthur Criddle, Leon Flicker (MJA 2001; 174: 266-267)
  • Clinicians and guidelines: leading a horse to water... Claire L Jackson, Inge C de Jong (MJA 2001; 174: 267-268)
  • Advancing the field of clinical ethics: particularity and practicality Bernadette Tobin (MJA 2001; 174: 269-270)


  • Incidence of nursing home placement in a defined community Jie Jin Wang, Paul Mitchell, Wayne Smith, Robert G Cumming, Stephen R Leeder (MJA 2001; 174: 271-275)
  • Compliance with guidelines for continuity of care in therapeutics from hospital to community Andrea Mant, Wendy C Rotem, Linda Kehoe, Karen I Kaye (MJA 2001; 174: 277-280)

Public health

  • Mortality and life-years lost due to alcohol: a comparison of acute and chronic causes Tanya N Chikritzhs, Helen A Jonas, Tim R Stockwell, Penny F Heale, Paul M Dietze (MJA 2001; 174: 281-284)

Medicine and the community

Position statement

Evidence-based medicine

  • Evidence-based medicine: how good is the evidence? David S Celermajer (MJA 2001; 174: 293-295)

Clinical ethics

  • Confidentiality Lynn Gillam, J Miles Little (MJA 2001; 174: 296-297)

For debate

  • Screening for colorectal cancer: what is the most cost-effective approach? Terry D Bolin, Helen M Lapsley, Melvyn G Korman (MJA 2001; 174: 298-301)


  • SIDS: more facts and controversies Paul N Goldwater (MJA 2001; 174: 302-304)

EBM in action

  • Is isopropyl alcohol swabbing before injection really necessary? Christopher B Del Mar, Paul P Glasziou, Anneliese B Spinks, Sharon L Sanders (MJA 2001; 174: 306)