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Volume 192, Issue 8 — 19 April, 2010

From the editor’s desk

e Rating doctors

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 425. 

In This Issue

Dr Wendy Morgan
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 426. 

Editorials

Appearances may deceive: what’s going on with Australian suicide statistics?

Clare E Bradley, James E Harrison and Amr Abou Elnour
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 428-429.

Primary care services and emergency medicine

Drew B Richardson
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 429-430.

Research

Suicide in Australia: meta-analysis of rates and methods of suicide between 1988 and 2007

Matthew M Large and Olav B Nielssen
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 432-437. 

Cost-effectiveness of volumetric alcohol taxation in Australia

Joshua M Byrnes, Linda J Cobiac, Christopher M Doran, Theo Vos and Anthony P Shakeshaft
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 439-443. 

Impact of coronial investigations on manner and cause of death determinations in Australia, 2000–2007

David M Studdert and Stephen M Cordner
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 444-447. 

Health care

The effect of a general practice after-hours clinic on emergency department presentations: a regression time series analysis

David J Buckley, Paul W Curtis and Joseph G McGirr
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 448-451. 

Public health

Achieving standardised reporting of suicide in Australia: rationale and program for change

Diego De Leo, Michael J Dudley, Caroline J Aebersold, John A Mendoza, Michael A Barnes, James E Harrison and David L Ranson
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 452-456. 

Systematic review

Homeopathy: what does the “best” evidence tell us?

Edzard Ernst
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 458-460. 

Viewpoint

Iodine deficiency in Australia: is iodine supplementation for pregnant and lactating women warranted?

Gisselle Gallego, Stephen Goodall and Creswell J Eastman
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 461-463. 

For debate

How can we reduce alcohol-related road crash deaths among young Australians?

Wayne D Hall, Angela L Wallace, Linda J Cobiac, Christopher M Doran and Theo Vos
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 464-466. 

Alcohol policy reform in Australia: what can we learn from the evidence?

Christopher M Doran, Wayne D Hall, Anthony P Shakeshaft, Theo Vos and Linda J Cobiac
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 468-470. 

Notable cases

Relapsing vivax malaria despite chemoprophylaxis in two blood donors who had travelled to Papua New Guinea

Clive R Seed, Jacqueline T Coughlin, Anne M Pickworth, Robert J Harley and Anthony J Keller
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 471-473. 

Diagnostic dilemmas

Visceral leishmaniasis due to Leishmania donovani in a patient with advanced HIV infection

Samuel C Hume, Craig A Aboltins, Karin A Thursky, John R Daffy and Peter A Stanley
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 474-475.

Letters

Expecting the unexpected: intravenous insulin at Sydney’s medically supervised injecting centre

Marianne E Jauncey, Anita P Trevan and Richard P Sulovsky
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 477.

Coeliac genetic testing: prone to misuse

Neil J Porter, Huy A Tran and Glenn E M Reeves
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 477-478.

Sudden bilateral deafness and Chlamydophila infection

Andrew F Whyte and Richard Yu
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 478.

Risks associated with low functional health literacy in an Australian population

Margo H Saunders and Anita Peerson
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 478-479.

Risks associated with low functional health literacy in an Australian population

Robert A Bush, Frances M Boyle and Remo Ostini
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 478-479.

Pregnancy after aortic replacement graft

H Reginald Magee
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 479-480.

Book review

Medical jargon made easy

Gita Sankaran
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 466.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Alison Williams
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 476.