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Volume 190, Issue 9 — 4 May, 2009

From the editor’s desk

Alcopops tax and public health advocacy

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 465. 

In This Issue

Dr Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 466. 

Editorials

Private obstetric intervention: good, bad or whatever?

Andrew F Pesce
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 467-468.

How safe are anticholinergics in patients with COPD?

Mark J Hew, Piersante Sestini and Louis B Irving
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 468-469.

Expanding indications for pacing in chronic heart failure

Henry Krum and Prashanthan Sanders
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 470-471.

Research

Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia: a population-based descriptive study

Stephen J Robson, Paula Laws and Elizabeth A Sullivan
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 474-477. 

Sociodemographic correlates of antidepressant utilisation in Australia

Andrew N Page, Sarah Swannell, Graham Martin, Samantha Hollingworth, Ian B Hickie and Wayne D Hall
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 479-483. 

Self-reported adverse events in health care that cause harm: a population-based survey

Robert J Adams, Graeme Tucker, Kay Price, Catherine L Hill, Sarah L Appleton, David H Wilson, Anne W Taylor and Richard E Ruffin
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 484-488. 

Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus: an Australian experience

Elke Wiseman, Melissa A Fraser, Sally Holden, Anne Glass, Bronwynne L Kidson, Leon G Heron, Michael W Maley, Anna Ayres, Stephen A Locarnini and Miriam T Levy
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 489-492. 

Clinical update

Breast cancer screening: emerging role of new imaging techniques as adjuncts to mammography

Nehmat Houssami, Sarah J Lord and Stefano Ciatto
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 493-498. 

For debate

Back pain: a National Health Priority Area in Australia?

Andrew M Briggs and Rachelle Buchbinder
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 499-502. 

Medicine and the law

Usefulness of Austroads’ fitness-to-drive guidelines: lessons from the Gillett case

Roy G Beran, Paul Gerber and John A Devereux
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 503-505. 

Viewpoint

Personal perspective

The China–Australia training on psychological crisis intervention for medical aid leaders and volunteers after the Sichuan earthquake

Robert M Parker, Chee Ng, Andrew Coghlan, Julia Fraser and Beverley Raphael
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 508-509.

Notable cases

An association between tick bite reactions and red meat allergy in humans

Sheryl A Van Nunen, Kate S O’Connor, Lesley R Clarke, Richard X Boyle and Suran L Fernando
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 510-511. 

Matters arising

Implement hospital reforms now: no more inquiries

Michael (Taffy) R Jones
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 514.

Health reform: reinventing the wheel

John S Wright
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 514-515.

Reforming NSW Health: the importance of using credible data

Sue M Evans, Peter A Cameron and John J McNeil
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 515.

Reforms must rid hospitals of bullying

Alan E O’Connor
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 515-516.

Abolishing mixed-sex hospital wards: a good first step

Judith R Kennedy and Michael C Kennedy
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 516.

Feasibility of implementation is not yet clear

William Coote, Graeme J Stewart and John M Dwyer
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 516-518.

Letters

Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia

Georgina A Sutherland, Deirdre Gartland, Jane S Yelland and Stephanie J Brown
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 518-519.

Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia

Lyndsey F Watson, Mary-Ann Davey, Mary A Biro and James F King
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 518-519.

Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia

Stephen J Robson, Paula Laws and Elizabeth A Sullivan
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 518-519.

Inappropriate prescribing for osteoporosis

B E Christopher Nordin, Michael Horowitz and Barry E Chatterton
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 519-520.

Book review

An overview to preventing suicide

Brian M Draper
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 492.

Obituary

Philip Richard Douglas MB BS, BSc(Med)(Hons), FRACS

Graham L Newstead
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 502. 

Snapshot

Appendiceal tourniquet

Richard H Riley and Richard J Martin
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 505. 

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): 512.