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Volume 197, Issue 10 — 19 November, 2012

Editor’s choice

Winners and losers, dollars and sense

Ann Gregory and Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 535. 

Editorial

Plain packaging of tobacco products — plainly a success

Mike Daube, A Rob Moodie and Simon Chapman
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 537-538.

Looking for value in health care

Ian A Scott
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 538-539.

In brief

News

Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 541. 

Perspectives

Gamete donor medical records: whose information is it?

Damian H Adams
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 543.

Learning from journalists’ experiences of the H1N1 pandemic

Melissa A Sweet, Kate E Holland and R Warwick Blood
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 544-545.

The media and public health: complexity, controversy and combat

Craig B Dalton
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 546-547.

Matters arising

CareTrack: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery in Australia

Thanh G Phan and Velandai K Srikanth
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 548.

CareTrack: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery in Australia

William B Runciman, Tamara D Hunt, Natalie A Hannaford, Peter D Hibbert, Johanna I Westbrook, Enrico W Coiera, Richard O Day, Diane M Hindmarsh, Elizabeth A McGlynn and Jeffrey Braithwaite
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 549-550.

Letters

Time to refocus the homebirth debate

Lachlan J de Crespigny, Susan P Walker and Julian Savulescu
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 551.

Rubella vaccination success in Australia: no time for complacency

Teresa M Ballestas and Suzanne P McEvoy
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 551-552.

Influenza vaccination uptake in an Australian hospital: time to make it mandatory for health care workers?

Vivian K Y Leung, Susan E Harper and Monica A Slavin
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 552.

Lost and found: improving ascertainment of refugee-background Australians in population datasets

Georgia A Paxton, Margaret P Kay and Ignacio Correa-Velez
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 552-553.

Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement

Mark J Bolland, Andrew Grey and Tim Cundy
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 553.

Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement

Caryl A Nowson, Peter R Ebeling and Rebecca S Mason, On behalf of the Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Endocrine Society of Australia and Osteoporosis Australia
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 553-554.

Designing incentives for good-quality hospital care

Sue M Evans, Peter A Cameron and John J McNeil
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 554.

Designing incentives for good-quality hospital care

Stephen J Duckett
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 554.

Research

Over 150 potentially low-value health care practices: an Australian study

Adam G Elshaug, Amber M Watt, Linda Mundy and Cameron D Willis
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 556-560. 

Crying wolf? Impact of the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic on anticipated public response to a future pandemic

Melanie R Taylor, Garry J Stevens, Kingsley E Agho, Sheree A Kable and Beverley Raphael
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 561-564. 

Non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia

Marloes Fransen, Amalia Karahalios, Niyati Sharma, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles and Rodney D Sinclair
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 565-568. 

Reduced emergency calls and improved weekend discharge after introduction of a new electronic handover system

Boloor S Rao, Gail O Lowe and Andrew J Hughes
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 569-573. 

Guillain-Barré syndrome following pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A immunisation in Victoria: a self-controlled case series

Nigel W Crawford, Allen Cheng, Nick Andrews, Patrick G Charles, Hazel J Clothier, Bruce Day, Timothy Day, Peter Gates, Richard Macdonell, Les Roberts, Victoria Rodriguez-Casero, Tissa Wijeratne and Lynette Kiers
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 574-578. 

The self-controlled case series method for evaluating safety of vaccines

Steven Hawken and Kumanan R Wilson
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 578-579.

Reflections

Addressing health challenges in a resource-poor setting

Ian Maddocks
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 580-581.

Them and us

Ranjana Srivastava
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 582-583. 

Kala-azar: the world’s guilty secret

Benjamin H M Hunn
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 584-585.

Building effective governance

Sarah L Larkins
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 585.