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Volume 179, Issue 6 — 15 September, 2003

From the editor’s desk

The promise of immortality

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 273. 

In This Issue

Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): ?. 

Editorials

New medical standards for commercial and private vehicle drivers

Bruce Hocking and Fiona Landgren
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 276-277.

Medical records and population health

Rosemary F Roberts and Ralph M Hanson
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 277-278.

Obstacles to research in complementary and alternative medicine

Edzard Ernst
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 279-280.

Australian healthcare reform: in need of political courage and champions

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 280-281.

Research

A prospective before-and-after trial of a medical emergency team

Rinaldo Bellomo, Donna Goldsmith, Shigehiko Uchino, Jonathan Buckmaster, Graeme K Hart, Helen Opdam, William Silvester, Laurie Doolan and Geoffrey Gutteridge
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 283-287. 

Factors influencing survival after stroke in Western Australia

Andy H Lee, Peter J Somerford and Kelvin K W Yau
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 289-293. 

The profile of women who consult alternative health practitioners in Australia

Jon Adams, David W Sibbritt, Gary Easthope and Anne F Young
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 297-300. 

The profession

Doctors’ health-seeking behaviour: a questionnaire survey

Sandra K Davidson and Peter L Schattner
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 302-305. 

Snapshot

Gallstone ileus diagnosed by computed tomography

Hashim Hashim, Alec Engledow and Steve Warren
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 305. 

Clinical update

Lowering blood pressure in 2003

John P Chalmers and Leonard F Arnolda
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 306-312. 

Viewpoint

The medical emergency team, evidence-based medicine and ethics

Ross K Kerridge and W Peter Saul
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 313-315.

For debate

The regulation of complementary health: sacrificing integrity?

Malcolm H Parker
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 316-318. 

Medicine and the community

A child in detention: dilemmas faced by health professionals

Karen J Zwi, Brenda Herzberg, David Dossetor and Jyotsna Field
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 319-322.

Letters

Long-term outcomes of middle-ear surgery in Aboriginal children

Donna B Mak, Alastair MacKendrick, Max K Bulsara, Sharon Weeks, Lewis Leidwinger, Harvey Coates, Francis J Lannigan and Deborah Lehmann
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 324-325. 

Detecting people at higher risk for colorectal neoplasia in a community-based screening program

Rosie G Scott, John T Edwards, Richard M Mendelson and Geoffrey M Forbes
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 325.

Socioeconomic disadvantage and use of general practitioners in rural and remote Australia

Gavin Turrell, Brian F Oldenburg, Elizabeth Harris, Damien J Jolley and Merel L Kimman
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 325-326.

The association between licit and illicit drug use and sexuality in young Australian women

Lynne Hillier, Richard De Visser, Anne M Kavanagh and Ruth P McNair
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 326-327.

New driving guidelines: ethical and legal uncertainties

Andrew B Black and Sam F Berkovic
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 327-328.

Recommended therapeutic digoxin blood levels: a cause for concern

Keith V Woollard
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 328.

Obituary

Francis Gerald Tighe BAgrSc MB BS DipObstRCOG FRACGP

Richard C Shiell
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 312. 

Book reviews

A practical philosophy for doctors?

Sidney Bloch
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): ?.

Mental health at work

Bruce Hocking
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): ?.

Columns

In Other Journals

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