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Volume 191, Issue 7 — 5 October, 2009

From the editor’s desk

Academies of health sciences

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 361. 

In This Issue

Dr Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 362. 

Editorials

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias: time to act

Peter J Collignon and Marilyn Cruickshank
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 363-364.

Systemic sclerosis: new hope for an unyielding disease

Helen J Englert and Nicholas Manolios
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 365-366.

Reforming Australian health care

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 367.

Research

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a major cause of mortality in Australia and New Zealand

John D Turnidge, Despina Kotsanas, Wendy Munckhof, Sally Roberts, Catherine M Bennett, Graeme R Nimmo, Geoffrey W Coombs, Ronan J Murray, Benjamin Howden, Paul D R Johnson, Kate Dowling and on behalf of the Australia New Zealand Cooperative on Outcomes in Staphylococcal Sepsis
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 368-373. 

Bringing patients’ own medications into an emergency department by ambulance: effect on prescribing accuracy when these patients are admitted to hospital

Esther W Chan, Simone E Taylor, Jennifer L Marriott and Bill Barger
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 374-377. 

Initial impact of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Sumitra S Ananda, Stephen J McLaughlin, Frank Chen, Ian P Hayes, Andrew A Hunter, Iain J Skinner, Malcolm C A Steel, Ian T Jones, Ian A Hastie, Nicholas A Rieger, Susan Shedda, Daniel J Compston and Peter Gibbs
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 378-381. 

Health care reform

National health reform: it’s time for a decision

Ian B Hickie
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 382-383.

Health care

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia as a quality indicator for hospital infection control

Claire Dendle, Rhea D Martin, Donna R Cameron, Elizabeth A Grabsch, Barrie C Mayall, M Lindsay Grayson and Paul D R Johnson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 389-392. 

Viewpoint

General Practice Super Clinics — how will they meet their educational objectives?

Alistair W Vickery, Jennifer Dodd and Jon D Emery
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 393-395. 

Diagnostic dilemmas

An unusual case of recurrent fever, jaundice and right upper quadrant pain

Piers A Blombery, Prudence A Russell and John R Daffy
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 396-397.

Public health

A prolonged mumps outbreak among highly vaccinated Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia

Revle D Bangor-Jones, Gary K Dowse, Carolien M Giele, Paul G van Buynder, Meredith M Hodge and Mary M Whitty
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 398-401. 

Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Essay Competition

My story: balancing family, work and community

John P Brady
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 402-404. 

Letters

Is viral nucleic acid testing of eye donors cost-effective?

Paul R Badenoch and Douglas J Coster
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 408.

Inadequate data collection prevents health planning for released prisoners

Kristy A Martire and Sarah Larney
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 408-409.

Cruelty towards the family pet: a survey of women experiencing domestic violence on the Central Coast, New South Wales

Cheryl Travers, Andrew Dixon, Karen Thorne and Kaye Spicer
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 409-410.

The private hospital: a potential surgical training ground

Lih-Ming Wong, Lisa P Wun, Julie Shaw and Dominic Vellar
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 410.

Effect of swimming pools on antibiotic use and clinic attendance for infections in two Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

Anu A Mathew, Collin J McDonnell, Jill Benson and Hugh R Taylor
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 410-411. 

Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory

Odette R Gibson and Leonie Segal
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 411-412. 

Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory

Shu Q Li, Natalie J Gray, Steve L Guthridge and Sabine L M Pircher
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 411-412. 

Are we ready for the next big thing?

Heather J Cleland
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 412-413.

Are we ready for the next big thing?

Derek H Meyers
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 412-413.

Are we ready for the next big thing?

Stephen J Duckett
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 412-413.

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis — toward a new horizon

Marleen R Susman, David J Amor and Jane L Halliday
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 414.

Making cars and making health care: a critical review

Susan Ieraci
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 414-415.

Making cars and making health care: a critical review

Sarah Winch and Amanda J Henderson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 414-415.

Smoking and The Simpsons

Nicholas Jefferson-Lenskyj
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 415-416.

Smoking and The Simpsons

Becky Freeman
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 415-416.

MJA Book Launch

MJA Books launches new quality and safety guidebook

Rivqa Berger
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 364.

Book review

The truth about AIDS

David L Bradford
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 412.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 406.