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MJA Podcasts 2015 Episode 6: Professor Kathy Griffiths

Volume 202, Issue 4 - 2 March, 2015

Professor Kathy Griffiths from the National Institute of Mental Health Research at the Australian National University in Canberra talks about the need for action in mental health reform, rather than just another review of the system. To coincide with her coauthored Perspective in the print issue, entitled "Whereto mental health reform in Australia: Is anyone listening to our independent auditors?". With MJA engagement editor, Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Kathy Griffiths

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MJAMJA Podcasts 2015 In This Issue 2 March with Professor Stephen Leeder

Volume 202, Issue 4 - 2 March, 2015

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Stephen Leeder discusses the difficulties of mental health care globally, and in Australia specifically, as well as the perils of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for patients and doctors. With engagement editor, Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Stephen Leeder

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MJA Podcasts 2015 Episode 5: Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Volume 202, Issue 3 - 16 February, 2015

Professor Brendan Crabb, director and CEO of the Burnet Institute for medical research in Melbourne, talks about the Medical Research Future Fund, his Perspective in the 16 February issue of the MJA and careers in clinical research.

Interviewee: Professor Brendan Crabb AC

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MJA Podcasts 2015 Episode 4: Professor Beverley Raphael

Volume 202, Issue 2 - 2 February, 2015

Professor Beverley Raphael, professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at the Australian National University, talks about her Perspective piece on Australia's reaction to the Sydney siege, and how compassion is an important part of our recovery and growth, with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Beverley Raphael

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MJA Podcasts 2015 Episode 3: Dr Karen Owen & Dr Lee Gruner from RACMA

Volume 202, Issue 2 - 2 February, 2015

Dr Karen Owen, CEO, and Dr Lee Gruner, President, of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, talk about pathways into a career in medical administration, with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Dr Karen Owen and Dr Lee Gruner

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MJA Podcasts 2015 Episode 2: Professor Alicia Jenkins

Volume 202, Issue 2 - 2 February, 2015

Professor Alicia Jenkins, professor of diabetes and vascular medicine at the University of Sydney, and an endocrinologist at St Vincent's in Melbourne, talks about her winning entry in the MJA, MDA National Nossal Global Health creative writing competition, and the challenges, innovations and research in the field of diabetes, with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Alicia Jenkins

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In This Issue 19 January with Professor Stephen Leeder

Volume 202, Issue 1 - 19 January, 2015

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Stephen Leeder discusses the costs and benefits of Australians dying at home, featuring two articles from the first MJA issue of the year.

Interviewee: Professor Stephen Leeder

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Episode 1: Professor Stephen Leeder

Volume 202, Issue 1 - 19 January, 2015

Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor of Public Health at Sydney University, talks about his hopes for Australian health care in 2015, and the influence of the new Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley.

Interviewee: Professor Stephen Leeder

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MJA Centenary Series 19

Volume 201, Issue 11 - 15 December, 2014

Professor Lyn Gilbert, Westmead Hospital's director of Infection Prevention and Control, chairs an expert committee on Ebola advising the Australian Health Protection Prime committee. She speaks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell about Australia's Ebola preparedness.

Interviewee: Professor Lyn Gilbert

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In this issue

Volume 201, Issue 11 - 15 December, 2014

Editor-in-chief Professor Stephen Leeder talks about his favourite parts of the 15 December issue, including the cardiovascular polypill, rural obstetrics and our Christmas Crackers competition. With engagement editor Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Dr Ben McNeil

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MJA Centenary Series 18

Volume 201, Issue 10 - 17 November, 2014

Dr Ben McNeil, an oceanographer with the University of New South Wales, is also founder of research and innovation website, Thinkable.org. He speaks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell about how Thinkable will help researchers both engage with other scientists, as well as the public and how it will also help raise funds for early researchers.

Interviewee: Dr Ben McNeil

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MJA Centenary Series 17

Volume 201, Issue 10 - 17 November, 2014

Professor Helena Teede, professor of Women’s Health at Monash University in Melbourne, director of the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, and president of the Endocrine Society of Australia, talks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell about her work in improving the patient experience for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as her career path into endocrinology and mentoring.

Interviewee: Professor Helena Teede

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MJA Centenary Series 16

Volume 201, Issue 9 - 3 November, 2014

Dr Michael Crampton, a GP from Sydney's west, has just been named the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' GP of the Year. He speaks with the MJA's engagement editor, Cate Swannell, about his career and passions.

Interviewee: Dr Michael Crampton

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MJA Centenary Series 15

Volume 201, Issue 8 - 20 October, 2014

Dr Ian Kamerman, president of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, speaks with the MJA's engagement editor Cate Swannell about health care inequities between cities and the bush, as well as the joys of practicing in rural and remote Australia.

Interviewee: Dr Ian Kamerman

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MJA Centenary Series 14

Volume 201, Issue 7 - 6 October, 2014

Dr Liz Marles, the outgoing President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, talks with engagement editor Cate Swannell about the issues that have dominated general practice during her 2-year term in the presidency and what the future holds for general practice.

Interviewee: Dr Liz Marles

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MJA Centenary Series 13

Volume 201, Issue 7 - 6 October, 2014

Dr Alex Wodak, emeritus consultant with the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, speaks with engagement editor Cate Swannell about the failure of the war on drugs and the current state of addiction medicine.

Interviewee: Dr Alex Wodak

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Editor's Choice, 6 October 2014

Volume 201, Issue 7 - 6 October, 2014

Editor-in-Chief of the MJA, Professor Stephen Leeder talks about the highlights of the 6 October issue with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Stephen Leeder

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MJA Centenary Series 12

Volume 201, Issue 6 - 15 September, 2014

Professor Tania Sorrell and Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne, from the Marie Bashir Institute of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney, talk with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell about the Ebola virus crisis and Australia's preparedness.

Interviewee: Prof Tania Sorrell and Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne

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MJA Centenary Series 11

Volume 201, Issue 6 - 15 September, 2014

Dr Ann Marie McCallum, an anaesthetist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, talks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell about her time volunteering on board Africa Mercy, part of Mercy Ships fleet, on its missions to West Africa.

Interviewee: Dr Ann Marie McCallum

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In this issue

Volume 201, Issue 6 - 15 September, 2014

Editor-in-Chief of the MJA, Professor Stephen Leeder talks with engagement editor Cate Swannell about the highlights of the MJA's 15 September issue.

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MJA Centenary Series 10

Volume 201, Issue 5 - 1 September, 2014

Professor Gab Kovacs, international medical director of Monash IVF, talks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell about the hot topics in reproductive medicine, including the controversy surrounding 'Baby Gammy'.

Interviewee: Professor Gab Kovacs

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In this issue

Volume 201, Issue 5 - 1 September, 2014

Editor-in-Chief of the MJA, Professor Stephen Leeder talks with engagement editor Cate Swannell about the highlights of the MJA's 1 September issue.

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MJA Centenary Series 9

Volume 201, Issue 4 - 18 August, 2014

Dr Alessandro Demaio is co-founder of NCDFree.org, a social movement aimed at empowering young people to join the fight against non-communicable diseases and climate change worldwide. He teaches Public Health at the University of Melbourne, Harvard University in Boston, and in Copenhagen.

Interviewee: Dr Alessandro Demaio

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MJA Centenary Series 8

Volume 201, Issue 4 - 18 August 2014

Simon Chapman, professor of public health at Sydney University and a pioneer of anti-tobacco lobbying in Australia, sits down with the MJA's Cate Swannell to talk about plain packaging, e-cigarettes and where the next battlefields lie.

Interviewee: Simon Chapman

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MJA Centenary Series 7

Volume 201, Issue 3 – 4 August 2014

Associate Professor Jo-Dee Lattimore, co-founder of the Heart Failure Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, speaks with the MJA's Cate Swannell about the latest developments, devices and advancements in the treatment and management of heart failure.

Interviewee: Associate Professor Jo-Dee Lattimore

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MJA Centenary Series 6

Volume 201, Issue 2 – 21 July 2014

Dr Brian Morton AM, chair of the Australian Medical Association's council of General Practice, is our special guest for the next in our series of Centenary Year podcasts. Coinciding with our general practice issue, Dr Morton will discuss copayments, workloads and Family Doctor Week.

Interviewee: Dr Brian Morton AM MBBS FRACGP

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In This Issue

Volume 201, Issue 02 - 21 July 2014

Cate Swanell and Professor Stephen Leeder sit down to chat about the 21 July 2014 issue of the MJA.

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MJA Centenary Series 5

Volume 201, Issue 1 – 7 July 2014

Professor Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ, is our special guest for the latest in our Centenary series of podcasts. Professor Smith, fresh from hosting the MJA's Centenary Symposium and Dinner, speaks about the future of medical journals.

Interviewee: Professor Richard Smith FMedSci FRCPE FRCGP

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In This Issue

Volume 201, Issue 01 - 07 July 2014

Cate Swanell and Professor Stephen Leeder sit down to chat about the 7 July 2014 issue of the MJA.


MJA Centenary Series 4

Volume 200, Issue 11 - 16 June 2014

In this episode Cate is joined by Dr Lilon Bandler, senior lecturer in Indigenous health education at the Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine and the Office of Medical Education at the University of Sydney’s School of Medicine. Their conversation canvasses building the number of Indigenous Doctors, the pressure to perform on Indigenous Students and how the role of Indigenous Health Workers is changing. They also discuss the focus of Indigenous Health issues in helping close the gap, Dr Bandler’s relationship with Indigenous Rights, her frustrations and relief and the implications for Indigenous Health in the 2014 Budget.

Interviewee: Dr Lilon Bandler MBBS FRACGP MHPol

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MJA Centenary Series 3

Volume 200, Issue 6 – 7 April 2014

The third podcast in our Centenary Year series features Professor Michael Ashby, director of palliative care at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) and Southern Tasmania Area Heath Service. He holds a conjoint position as professor of palliative care, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania, and chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee at RHH. Professor Ashby talks about the need for more open debate about death and dying and the ways doctors can facilitate a "good death". Their conversation also canvasses the public health response to the discussion of death and the future of palliative care, including the controversial topic of euthanasia.

Interviewee: Professor Michael Ashby MD FRCR FRACP FAChPM FFPMANZCA

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MJA Centenary Series 2

Volume 200, Issue 5 – 17 March 2014

The second podcast in our Centenary Year series features Professor David Cooper, Director of the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society at the University of New South Wales. Professor Cooper was there when Harvard Medical School researchers discovered the cell surface markers of T cells in 1983. He established the HIV/AIDS ward at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and has been at the forefront of HIV research ever since.

Cate Swannell and Professor Cooper reflect on the history of the HIV and AIDs pandemic. They review the turning point in the treatment of the disease, from a death sentence to chronic illness. They also take a look at the current data, including the worrisome increase in rate of infection in Australia and what factors might be causing this trend. Finally they round off the discussion with the future of the disease, what treatment options are currently being researched (including the exciting world of vaccination) and whether a cure is practicable.

Interviewee: Professor David Cooper AO BSc (Med) MBBS (Syd), MD, DSc (UNSW), FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP, FAA

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MJA Centenary Series 1

Volume 200, Issue 4 – 3 March 2014
Published 24 Feb 2014

Cate Swannell, Staff Journalist at the MJA, sits down with Professor Stephen Leeder AO, MD, FRACP. Their wide ranging conversation canvasses the future of medical journals, public health policy and his expectations for the Abbott Government.

Interviewee: Professor Stephen Leeder AO MD FRACP

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mp3 Dr Tane Luna MD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Adviser in Women's Health to Medecins sans Frontieres

Volume 199, Issue 5 – 2 September 2013

The MJA talks with Dr Tane Luna, obstetrician and gynaecologist and adviser in women's health to Medecins sans Frontieres, on the progress being made in reducing high maternal mortality rates in developing countries, and discusses the role of integrated mother and child emergency care during delivery.

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mp3 Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri RN CDE BEd GradCertHlthPolicy&Management, Director, Health & Sustainability, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney

Volume 199, Issue 4 – 18 August 2013

The MJA talks with Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, on the global and sustainability issue affecting the prevention and management of diabetes.

Interviewee: Professor Emily Banks MBBS BMedSci PhD, NHMRC Fellow and Scientific Director, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

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mp3 Professor Emily Banks MBBS BMedSci PhD, NHMRC Fellow and Scientific Director, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

Volume 198, Issue 11 – 17 June 2013

Professor Emily Banks discusses the translation of research findings into policy directions and priorities relevant to primary care.

Interviewee: Professor Emily Banks MBBS BMedSci PhD, NHMRC Fellow and Scientific Director, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

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mp3 Professor Ian Hickie MD FRANZCP - Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Institute and a National Mental Health Commissioner

Volume 198, Issue 09 – 20 May 2013

The MJA interviews Professor Ian Hickie about the new Online Mental Health Clinic - What it is, the difference between our current system and the proposed system and the change of the psychiatric clinician’s role. He also discusses equity of access, the utilisation of current technologies and motivating patients and clinicians to use the system.

Interviewee: Professor Ian Hickie MD FRANZCP - Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Institute and a National Mental Health Commissioner

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mp3 Michael J Hollands, MBBS FRACS FRCS DHMSA, President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Volume 198, Issue 08 – 06 May 2013

The MJA talks with Associate Professor Michael Hollands, current President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He discusses the role and importance of a surgeon's non-technical skills and training surgeons to enhance these skills for improvements in surgical patient care.

Interviewee: Michael J Hollands, MBBS FRACS FRCS DHMSA, President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

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mp3 Part 1 Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta Part 1

mp3 Part 2 Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta Part 2

Volume 198, Issue 05 – 18 March 2013

The MJA talks with Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta. She explains how surveillance and control of influenza is approached, particularly in developing countries, and the current incidence of influenza in Indonesia and its implications for Australia and elsewhere. .

Interviewee: Dr Gina Samaan, Team Leader at the Influenza Division of the Indonesian office of the Centers for Disease Control, based in Jakarta

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mp3 part 1 Professor Jürgen Sandkühler, head of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Vienna

Volume 198, Issue 04 – 4 March 2013

Dr Astika Kappagoda, Deputy Editor at the MJA, talks with Professor Jürgen Sandkühler. They discuss the neurophysiological differences between acute and chronic pain, the changes in neuronal response in spinal cord pathways associated with chronic pain, and the role of opioid analgesics in affecting these changes to manage patients.

Interviewee: Professor Jürgen Sandkühler, head of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Vienna

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Neuroplasticity and pain: what does it all mean?

 

mp3 part 1 Professor Peter Ebeling MBBS MD FRACP Part 1
mp3 part 2 Professor Peter Ebeling MBBS MD FRACP Part 2

Volume 198, Issue 2 - 4 February 2013

Dr Giovanna Zingarelli, Deputy Editor of the MJA, speaks with Professor Peter Ebeling, Head of Endocrinology at Western Health and Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. In this two-part podcast they discuss the White Paper entitled "Building healthy bones throughout life: an evidence-informed strategy to prevent osteporosis in Australia."

Interviewee: Professor Peter Ebeling MBBS MD FRACP

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mp3 The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Volume 197, Issue 11/12 - 3/17 December 2012

Dr Astika Kappagoda, Deputy Editor of the MJA, speaks with The Hon Michael Kirby on the laws that impede effective HIV treatment, screening and prevention.

Interviewee:
Interviewee: The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

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mp3 Professor Ian Olver MD PhD FRACP FAChPM MRACMA – Oncology Matters

Volume 197, Issue 09 – 5 Nov, 2012

Dr Astika Kappagoda, Deputy Editor of the MJA, speaks with Professor Ian Olver, CEO of the Cancer Council Australia.

They discuss measuring the psychosocial aspects of cancer; some important research questions that remain unanswered in clinical trials for colorectal cancer — commenting on a research article by Dear and colleagues, published in the 5 November issue of the MJA; an Editorial in the same issue from Professor Ingrid Winship and Dr Aung Ko Win on the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Register; and Professor Olver’s own research into spirituality and cancer care.

Interviewee:
Interviewee: Professor Ian Olver MD PhD FRACP FAChPM MRACMA

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mp3 Professor Bill Sievert MD FRACP, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Volume 197, Issue 08 – 15 Oct, 2012

Professor Bill Sievert, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, discusses the highlights of the Society’s upcoming conference, and tackles some controversial questions on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Interviewee:
Professor Bill Sievert MD FRACP, President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia

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mp3 Dr Elizabeth Marles, BMed(Hons), BSc(Hons), FRACGP, DipEd - newly elected President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Volume 197, Issue 07 – 1 Oct, 2012

Dr Astika Kappagoda, Deputy Editor of the MJA, speaks with Dr Elizabeth Marles, the newly elected President of the RACGP.

Interviewee:
Dr Elizabeth Marles, BMed(Hons), BSc(Hons), FRACGP, DipEd

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mp3 Individualising type 2 diabetes management: new treatment options and models of care

Volume 197, Issue 04 — 20 Aug, 2012

The Editor speaks with Associate Professor N Wah Cheung, Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, and President of the Australian Diabetes Association.

They discuss new treatment options, models of care, individualising type 2 diabetes management and the use of HbA1c as a diagnostic test.

Interviewee:
Associate Professor N Wah Cheung MB BS, FRACP, PhD

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mp3 The role of statin therapy in patients with lower vascular risk: Part 1
mp3 The role of statin therapy in patients with lower vascular risk: Part 2

Volume 197, Issue 03 — 6 Aug, 2012

In this two-part podcast the Editor talks to Professor Tony Keech from the National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, who is also a member of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaborators.

They discuss the role and implications of statin therapy in patients who are at low vascular risk.

Interviewee:
Professor Anthony C Keech MBBS MScEpid FRACP

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mp3 Caretrack: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery in Australia

Volume 197, Issue 02 — 16 July, 2012

Authors:
Professor William Runciman MB BCh FANZCA PhD
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite PhD MBA FCHSM

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