This week in Medical Journal of Australia

6 Nov 2014

Issues covered in MJA this week include:

  • the positive effect of screening on reducing the risk of colorectal cancer;
  • tackling the diabetes epidemic;
  • the inequalities of access to bariatric surgery for obese patients with severe comorbidity;
  • the quest for fairer conditions for international medical graduates; 
  • the case for cooperation between public campaigns for salt-reduction and the prevention of iodine deficiency; and
  • from NPS MedicineWise, an overview of the MedicineInsight program, designed to provide a real-world, data-driven view of general practice prescribing.