Implementation of an HIV assessment tool leads to significant improvements in outpatient care

Jennifer K Broom, Mark D Kelly and Alex F Broom
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11756
Published online: 20 January 2014

To the Editor: Adherence to clinical guidelines for HIV-specific management in Australia is relatively good in international terms, but the screening for and management of comorbid conditions and risk factors is far less comprehensive.1-3

  • Jennifer K Broom1
  • Mark D Kelly2
  • Alex F Broom3

  • 1 Department of Medicine, Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, QLD.
  • 2 Sexual Health and HIV Service: Brisbane, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.


We thank the Queensland HIV Care Plan working group for developing and distributing the HAC; Merran Williams for auditing; and the clinical staff at Clinic 87, Nambour for their assistance.

Competing interests:

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