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Volume 180, Issue 1 — 5 January, 2004

From the editor’s desk

In This Issue

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Editorials

New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Tricia A Briscoe
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 4-5.

Antivenom efficacy, safety and availability: measuring smoke

Allen C Cheng and Ken D Winkel
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 5-6.

Conference report

Designing the health workforce for the 21st century

Jennifer A Alexander, Sue M Thomson and John A Ramsay
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 7-9.

Research

Prevalence of skin screening by general practitioners in regional Queensland

Monika Janda, Philippa H Youl, Joanne F Aitken, Mark Elwood, Ian T Ring, David W Firman and John B Lowe
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 10-15. 

Factors influencing the number needed to excise: excision rates of pigmented lesions by general practitioners

Dallas R English, Chris Del Mar and Robert C Burton
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 16-19. 

Parallel infusion of hydrocortisone ± chlorpheniramine bolus injection to prevent acute adverse reactions to antivenom for snakebites

Indika Bandara Gawarammana, S Abeysingha M Kularatne, Ranjith P V Kumarasiri, Nimal Senanayake, Wasantha P Dissanayake and H Ariyasena
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 20-23. 

Public health

An outbreak of Plasmodium vivax malaria in Far North Queensland, 2002

Jeffrey N Hanna, Scott A Ritchie, Dianne L Brookes, Brian L Montgomery, Damon P Eisen and Robert D Cooper
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 24-28. 

Notable cases

Fatal leptospirosis presenting as musculoskeletal chest pain

Fenton M O’Leary, Jaspal S Hunjan, Ross Bradbury and Govindasamy Thanakrishnan
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 29-31. 

Travel Medicine

Travel insurance and medical evacuation: view from the far side

Robert F Grace and Darren Penny
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 32-35. 

For debate

“SunSmart Plus”: the more informed use of sunscreens

Stephen R D Taylor
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 36-37. 

Diagnostic dilemma

An unusual cause of an epidural abscess

Sebastiaan J van Hal and Jeffrey J Post
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 40-41.

Correction

Lowering blood pressure in 2003

John P Chalmers and Leonard F Arnolda
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 47.

Letters

Mobile telephone use among Melbourne drivers: a preventable exposure to injury risk

Suzanne P McEvoy and Mark R Stevenson
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 43-45.

Mobile telephone use among Melbourne drivers: a preventable exposure to injury risk

Graham J Chalker, Kenneth H Joyner and Kelly S Parkinson
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 43-45.

Control of genital chlamydial infection in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

Donna B Mak, Graeme H Johnson, Lewis J Marshall and Jacqueline K Mein
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 45.

Positive Q fever skin test after vaccination

Neil R Parker
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 45-46.

Reuse of single-use medical devices: how often does this still occur in Australia?

Sandy J Berenger and John K Ferguson
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 46-47.

The public hospital of the future

Bryan G Walpole
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 47.

The public hospital of the future

Jeffrey D Zajac
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 47.

Australian healthcare reform: in need of political courage and champions

Robert A Jones
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 47-48.

Australian healthcare reform: in need of political courage and champions

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 47-48.

Snapshots

The 2 GHz mind of a computer

Biji T Kurien
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 19. 

Embolisation to the fingers of both hands from aortic atheroma

Yasuhiro Oki and Farooq A Chaudhry
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): 31. 

Book reviews

EBM — a moral imperative

Wendy A Rogers
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): ?.

World of exotic diseases

Philip Weinstein
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (1): ?.

Children’s health: the big picture

Christopher J Morgan
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Engaging transplantation ethics

Ian H Kerridge
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Columns

In Other Journals

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