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Australian Health Review explores health policy and management including healthcare delivery systems, clinical programs and health financing. More

Editor in Chief: Andrew Wilson   

 
 
 

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Published online 15 April 2014
Medical emergency response in a sub-acute hospital: improving the model of care for deteriorating patients 
Philip Visser, Alison Dwyer, Juli Moran, Mary Britton, Melodie Heland, Filomena Ciavarella, Sandy Schutte and Daryl Jones
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Published online 10 April 2014
Portfolio careers for medical graduates: implications for postgraduate training and workforce planning 
Harris A. Eyre, Rob D. Mitchell, Will Milford, Nitin Vaswani and Steven Moylan
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Published online 08 April 2014
Analysing risk factors for poorer breast cancer outcomes in residents of lower socioeconomic areas of Australia 
David Roder, Helen M. Zorbas, James Kollias, Chris M. Pyke, David Walters, Ian D. Campbell, Corey Taylor and Fleur Webster
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Published online 03 April 2014
Mental health service delivery: a profile of mental health non-government organisations in south-east Queensland, Australia 
Louise Byrne, Michael Wilson, Karena J. Burke, Cadeyrn J. Gaskin and Brenda Happell
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Published online 31 March 2014
Time spent on daytime direct care activities by personal carers in two Australian residential aged care facilities: a time–motion study 
Siyu Qian, Ping Yu, David M. Hailey, Zhenyu Zhang, Pamela J. Davy and Mark I. Nelson
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Published online 31 March 2014
The physical health status, service utilisation and barriers to accessing care for asylum seekers residing in the community: a systematic review of the literature 
Emily J. Hadgkiss and Andre M. N. Renzaho
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Published online 27 March 2014
Factors associated with transfers from healthcare facilities among readmitted older adults with chronic illness 
Tasneem Islam, Beverly O'Connell and Mary Hawkins
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Published online 27 March 2014
First impressions: towards becoming a health-literate health service 
Anne Johnson
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Published online 27 March 2014
Sustaining supply of senior academic leadership skills in a shortage environment: a short review of a decade of dental experience 
Estie Kruger, Lisa Heitz-Mayfield and Marc Tennant
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Published online 27 March 2014
Clinical networks influencing policy and practice: the establishment of advanced practice pharmacist roles for specialist palliative care services in South Australia 
Kate Swetenham, Debra Rowett and David Stephenson
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Published online 27 March 2014
At the crossroads of violence and aggression in the emergency department: perspectives of Australian emergency nurses 
Julia Morphet, Debra Griffiths, Virginia Plummer, Kelli Innes, Robyn Fairhall and Jill Beattie
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Published online 04 March 2014
Challenges to pharmaceutical policymaking: lessons from Australia 
Wendy Lipworth, Evan Doran, Ian Kerridge and Richard Day
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Published online 04 March 2014
Feasibility of ambulatory withdrawal management delivered in a NSW drug health service and correlates of completion 
Rachel M. Deacon, Susan Hines, Kenneth Curry, Maggie Tynan and Carolyn A. Day
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Published online 04 March 2014
Documentation of limitation of medical therapy at the time of a rapid response team call 
K. Sundararajan, A. Flabouris, Alexander Keeshan and Tracey Cramey
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Published online 04 March 2014
Applications of the balanced scorecard for strategic management and performance measurement in the health sector 
Farshad Behrouzi, Awaluddin Mohamed Shaharoun and Azanizawati Ma'aram
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Published online 04 March 2014
Dying in two acute hospitals: would usual care meet Australian national clinical standards? 
Katherine Clark, Naomi Byfieldt, Malcolm Green, Peter Saul, Jill Lack and Jane L. Philips
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Published online 04 March 2014
Nature and frequency of services provided by child and family health nurses in Australia: results of a national survey 
Virginia Schmied, Cathrine Fowler, Chris Rossiter, Caroline Homer, Sue Kruske and The CHoRUS team
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Volume 38 Number 1 2014

 
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Health in a ‘post-transition’ Australia: adding years to life or life to years? 
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Stephen J. Begg
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Generic drug prices and policy in Australia: room for improvement? A comparative analysis with England 
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Sarah J. Mansfield
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Delays in access to affordable medicines: putting policy into perspective – authors’ response 
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Alison M. Pearce, Kees van Gool, Philip Haywood and Marion Haas
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Research priorities in suicide prevention: an examination of Australian-based research 2007–11 
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Jo Robinson and Jane Pirkis
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Relationship between frailty and discharge outcomes in subacute care 
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Melanie N. Haley, Yvonne D. Wells and Anne E. Holland
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Major trauma: the unseen financial burden to trauma centres, a descriptive multicentre analysis 
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Kate Curtis, Mary Lam, Rebecca Mitchell, Cara Dickson and Karon McDonnell
pp. 30-37
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Should diagnosis codes from emergency department data be used for case selection for emergency department key performance indicators? 
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Stuart C. Howell, Rachael A. Wills and Trisha C. Johnston
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Depression in palliative care patients: a survey of assessment and treatment practices of Australian and New Zealand palliative care specialists 
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Kay Porche, Liz Reymond, John O' Callaghan and Margaret Charles
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Hospital admissions caused by adverse drug events: an Australian prospective study 
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Alexandra L. Phillips, Olimpia Nigro, Karen A. Macolino, Kirsty C. Scarborough, Christopher J. Doecke, Manya T. Angley and Sepehr Shakib
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Successful provision of emergency mental health care to rural and remote New South Wales: an evaluation of the Mental Health Emergency Care–Rural Access Program 
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Emily Saurman, David Lyle, David Perkins and Russell Roberts
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Emergency department waiting times: do the raw data tell the whole story? 
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Janette Green, James Dawber, Malcolm Masso and Kathy Eagar
pp. 65-69
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Improving the coding and classification of ambulance data through the application of International Classification of Disease 10th revision 
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Kate Cantwell, Amee Morgans, Karen Smith, Michael Livingston and Paul Dietze
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Estimating treatment rates for mental disorders in Australia 
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Harvey A. Whiteford, William J. Buckingham, Meredith G. Harris, Philip M. Burgess, Jane E. Pirkis, Jan J. Barendregt and Wayne D. Hall
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Investigating personality and conceptualising allied health as person or technique oriented 
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Narelle Campbell, Diann S Eley and Lindy McAllister
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Perspectives of Indigenous people in the Pilbara about the delivery of healthcare services 
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Bruce F. Walker, Norman J. Stomski, Anne Price and Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett
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Establishing the value of Indigenous eye health programs: health needs, economic priority and performance assessment approaches 
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David Dunt, Mitchell Anjou, Andrea Boudville, Arthur Hsueh and Hugh Taylor
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Lessons for the Australian healthcare system from the Berwick report 
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Lesley Russell and Paresh Dawda
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Healthcare professional perspectives on quality and safety in New Zealand public hospitals: findings from a national survey 
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Robin Gauld and Simon Horsburgh
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Preparing a 21st century workforce: is it time to consider clinically based, competency-based training of health practitioners? 
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Susan A. Nancarrow, Anna M. Moran and Iain Graham
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Additional barriers to clinical supervision for allied health professionals working in regional and remote settings 
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Rebecca Matthews
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Making Medicare: the Politics of Universal Health Care in Australia 
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Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 
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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    AH13197  Accepted 14 April 2014
    Rural General Physicians: Improving access and reducing costs of healthcare in the bush
    Simon Quilty, Danielle Valler, John Attia
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    AH13200  Accepted 11 April 2014
    Evaluation of a totally smoke-free forensic psychiatry inpatient facility: practice and policy implications
    Sharon Lawn, Angela Hehir, Devon Indig, Shani Prosser, Shona Macleod, Adrian Keller
    Abstract


    AH13171  Accepted 11 April 2014
    Revenue effects of Practice Nurse-led Care for chronic diseases
    Richard Iles, Diann Eley, Desley Hegney, Elizabeth Patterson, Jacqui Young, Christopher Del Mar, Robyn Synnott, Paul Scuffham
    Abstract


    AH13216  Accepted 08 April 2014
    Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses on commencement to practice
    Elisabeth Jacob, Lisa McKenna, Angelo D'Amore
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    AH14027  Accepted 07 April 2014
    Health Workforce Policy and Industrial Relations in Australia: Ministerial Insights into Challenges and Opportunities for Reform
    Silvana Sgro`
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    AH13248  Accepted 06 April 2014
    Ten clinician-driven strategies for maximising value of Australian healthcare
    Ian Scott
    Abstract


    AH14058  Accepted 26 March 2014
    The future of Medicare: what’s in store?
    Anne-Marie Boxall
    Abstract


    AH13221  Accepted 26 March 2014
    A case study in the use of evidence in a changing political context: an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service re-examines practice models, governance and financing
    Deepa Gajjar, Anthony Zwi, Peter Hill, Cindy Shannon
    Abstract


    AH13136  Accepted 20 March 2014
    Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care (IROC): The first 18 months of a specialist respiratory outreach service to rural and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia: a Case Study
    Linda Medlin, Anne Chang, Kwun Fong, Rebecca Jackson, Penny Bishop, Annette Dent, Deb Hill, Stephen Vincent, Kerry-Ann OGrady
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    AH13187  Accepted 14 March 2014
    Practice nurse involvement in general practice clinical care: Policy and funding issues need resolution
    Hossein Haji Ali Afzali, Jonathan Karnon, Justin Beilby, Jodi Gray, Christine Holton, David Banham
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    AH13148  Accepted 05 March 2014
    Walan Girri: Developing a culturally-mediated case management model for problematic alcohol use amongst urban Indigenous people
    Raymond Lovett, Phyll Dance, Jillian Guthrie, Roxie Brown, Julie Tongs
    Abstract


    AH13243  Accepted 10 March 2014
    Orthopaedic triaging by podiatrists: a prospective study of patient satisfaction and service efficiency
    Tom Walsh, Dolores Pilkington, Esther Wong, Christopher Brown, Graham Mercer
    Abstract


    AH13204  Accepted 03 March 2014
    Impact of organizational characteristics on turnover intention among care workers in nursing homes in Korea: a structural equation model
    Jong Goon Ha, Ji Man Kim, Won Ju Hwang, Sang Gyu Lee
    Abstract


    AH13215  Accepted 02 March 2014
    Development of nutrition standards and therapeutic diet specifications for NSW public hospitals
    Peter Williams, Glen Pang, Tanya Hazlewood
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    AH13166  Accepted 02 March 2014
    Exploring in-hospital adverse drug events using ICD-10 codes
    Sumit Parikh, Donna Christensen, Peter Stuchbery, Jenny Peterson, Anastasia Hutchinson, Terri Jackson
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    AH13160  Accepted 02 March 2014
    Strength in Unity: the power of clinical redesign to align the hospital team
    Anthony Bell, Alastair Cochrane, Sally Courtice, Kathy Flanigan, Mandeep Mathur, Daniel Wilckens
    Abstract


    AH13111  Accepted 02 March 2014
    Intravascular device utilisation, management, documentation and complications: a point prevalence survey
    Karen New, Joan Webster, Nicole Marsh, Barbara Hewer
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    AH13188  Accepted 25 February 2014
    Identifying maternity services in public hospitals in rural and remote Australia
    Jo Longman, Jennifer Pilcher, Deborah Donoghue, Margaret Rolfe, Sue Kildea, Sue Kruske, Jeremy Oats, Geoffrey Morgan, Lesley Barclay
    Abstract


    AH13181  Accepted 24 February 2014
    The impact of care coordination on Australia's mental health service delivery system
    Lisa Brophy, Craig Hodges, Kieran Halloran, Margaret Grigg, Mary Swift
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    AH13232  Accepted 18 February 2014
    The effect of weekend physiotherapy provision on physiotherapy and hospital length of stay after total knee and total hip replacement
    Zoe Maidment, Brenton Hordacre, Christopher Barr
    Abstract


    AH13173  Accepted 13 February 2014
    Research Governance as a facilitator for ethical and timely research? Learning from the experience of a large government funded multi-site research project
    Jennifer Smith-Merry, Merrilyn Walton
    Abstract


    AH14022  Accepted 11 February 2014
    Overseas-qualified dentists' experiences and perceptions of the Australian Dental Council assessment and examination process: the importance of support structures
    Madhan Balasubramanian, David Brennan, Andrew Spencer, Keith Watkins, Stephanie Short
    Abstract


    AH13184  Accepted 04 February 2014
    Public sector residential aged care: Identifying novel associations between quality indicators and other demographic and health-related factors
    Kirsten Moore, Colleen Doyle, Trisha Dunning, Ann Hague, Lucas Lloyd, Jo Bourke, Stephen Gill
    Abstract


    AH13070  Accepted 04 February 2014
    Tracking the patient journey by combining multiple hospital database systems
    Andy Wong, Erhan Kozan, Michael Sinnott, Lyndall Spencer, Robert Eley
    Abstract


    AH13066  Accepted 04 February 2014
    An approach to building research capacity for Health Practitioners in a Public Health environment- an organisational perspective
    Julie Hulcombe, Jennifer Sturgess, Tina Soulvis, Catherine Fitzgerald
    Abstract


    AH13212  Accepted 28 January 2014
    Can monitoring consumer requests for Opioid Replacement Therapy improve access to treatment?
    Warren Harlow, Brenda Happell, Graeme Browne, Matthew Browne
    Abstract


    AH13192  Accepted 28 January 2014
    Electronic Patient Journey Boards a vital piece of the puzzle in patient flow
    Kevin Clark, Susan Moller, Lauri O'Brien
    Abstract


    AH13183  Accepted 27 January 2014
    Effect of a maternity consumer representative training program on participants’ confidence and engagement
    Bec Jenkinson, Joanne Smethurst, Rhonda Boorman, Debra Creedy
    Abstract


    AH13150  Accepted 27 January 2014
    Examination of the perception of communication and collaboration in a neonatal intensive care unit - a decade on, has it changed?
    Laurene Aydon, Kathy Martin, Elizabeth Nathan
    Abstract


    AH13103  Accepted 27 January 2014
    Using capacity alert calls to reduce overcrowding in a major public hospital
    Sankalp Khanna, Justin Boyle, Kathryn Zeitz
    Abstract


    AH13085  Accepted 27 January 2014
    Expanding Emergency Department capacity: a multisite study
    Julia Crilly, Gerben Keijzers, Vivienne Tippett, John O'Dwyer, Marianne Wallis, James Lind, Nerolie Bost, Marilla O'Dwyer, Sue Shiels
    Abstract


    AH13078  Accepted 21 January 2014
    Governance, transparency and alignment in the COAG 2011 National Health Reform Agreement
    Gianluca Veronesi, Kirsten Harley, Paul Dugdale, Stephanie Short
    Abstract




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1. Published 9 April 2013
Does Australia have the appropriate health reform agenda to close the gap in Indigenous health?

Ronald Donato and Leonie Segal

2. Published 8 November 2013
What makes a hospital manager competent at the middle and senior levels?

Zhanming Liang, Sandra G. Leggat, Peter F. Howard and Lee Koh

3. Published 4 June 2013
Health for all? Patterns and predictors of allied health service use in Australia

Michele Foster, Martin O'Flaherty, Michele Haynes, Geoffrey Mitchell and Terrence P. Haines

4. Published 10 September 2013
The critical role of nurses to the successful implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

Diane E. Twigg, Christine Duffield and Gemma Evans

5. Published 8 November 2013
Addressing chronic and complex conditions: what evidence is there regarding the role primary healthcare nurses can play?

Anne M. Parkinson and Rhian Parker

6. Published 9 April 2013
Chronic condition management and self-management in Aboriginal communities in South Australia: outcomes of a longitudinal study

Peter W. Harvey, John Petkov, Inge Kowanko, Yvonne Helps and Malcolm Battersby

7. Published 4 February 2014
Preparing a 21st century workforce: is it time to consider clinically based, competency-based training of health practitioners?

Susan A. Nancarrow, Anna M. Moran and Iain Graham

8. Published 10 September 2013
Health professionals’ views on Indigenous Health and the delivery of healthcare services in the Pilbara

Bruce F. Walker, Norman J. Stomski, Anne E. Price and Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett

9. Published 4 February 2014
Lessons for the Australian healthcare system from the Berwick report

Lesley Russell and Paresh Dawda

10. Published 10 September 2013
Clinicians and their cameras: policy, ethics and practice in an Australian tertiary hospital

Kara Burns and Suzanne Belton

11. Published 8 November 2013
The role of boards in clinical governance: activities and attitudes among members of public health service boards in Victoria

Marie M. Bismark, Simon J. Walter and David M. Studdert

12. Published 4 June 2013
Innovations in primary mental healthcare

Lennart Reifels, Bridget Bassilios, Kylie E. King, Justine R. Fletcher, Grant Blashki and Jane E. Pirkis

13. Published 8 November 2013
Professional support framework: improving access to professional support for professionals

Fiona Hall and Karen Bell

14. Published 10 September 2013
Best-practice care for people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the potential role of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease care co-ordinator

Teresa Burgess, Mary Young, Gregory B. Crawford, Mary A. Brooksbank and Margaret Brown

15. Published 4 February 2014
Health in a ‘post-transition’ Australia: adding years to life or life to years?

Stephen J. Begg

16. Published 9 April 2013
Self-discharge by adult Aboriginal patients at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia: insights from a prospective cohort study

Lloyd J. Einsiedel, Eileen van Iersel, Robert Macnamara, Tim Spelman, Malcolm Heffernan, Linda Bray, Hamilton Morris, Brenda Porter and Anthony Davis

17. Published 9 April 2013
Health services management development: what formal knowledge should support the skills and experience required?

David J. Ritchie and Margaret L. Yen

18. Published 9 April 2013
What is a reasonable length of employment for health workers in Australian rural and remote primary healthcare services?

Deborah Jane Russell, John Wakerman and John Stirling Humphreys

19. Published 4 June 2013
Breaking the mould without breaking the system: the development and pilot of a clinical dashboard at The Prince Charles Hospital

Kevin W. Clark, Elizabeth Whiting, Jeffrey Rowland, Leah E. Thompson, Ian Missenden and Gerhard Schellein

20. Published 4 June 2013
Using a public hospital funding model to strengthen a case for improved nutritional care in a cancer setting

Anna G. Boltong, Jenelle M. Loeliger and Belinda L. Steer


      
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