What’s in the latest issue of Medical Journal of Australia?
The 3 August edition of Medical Journal of Australia brings you a number of GP related stories, including research showing that almost half a million Australian women could be using complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, despite evidence they can be ineffective and possibly dangerous.
Other articles of interest include:
- research into GP understanding of abbreviations used in hospital discharge letters;
- a clinical focus on recent developments in MS treatment and the role of the GP in the identification and management of adverse effects;
- an article for debate about revalidation through continuous objective assessment;
- a study assessing whether the increased rates of attendances at emergency departments may be caused by perceptions about availability of same-day GP appointments for mildly ill children; and
- research showing that Australians are drinking more alcohol than they were in 2001, with 15 to 19-year-olds drinking significantly more than adults.