Alicia E Thomas

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether anticipatory guidance at well-child visits (WCV) that included early literacy development and the provision of books by the examining physician changed family literacy practices. It was conducted in an inner-city pediatric clinic that serves as the continuity practice site for pediatric and(More)
BACKGROUND Domperidone is often used to promote lactation among women who have difficulty breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE To examine prescribing and dispensing practices of domperidone at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH), Adelaide. METHODS A retrospective audit of domperidone dispensing among women with singleton pregnancies who delivered at the WCH(More)
The ratio of weight/height emerges from varied epidemiological studies as the most generally useful index of relative body mass in adults. The authors present a nomograph to facilitate use of this relationship in clinical situations. While showing the range of weight given as desirable in life insurance studies, the scale expresses relative weight as a(More)
Appropriate referrals reduce healthcare costs and enhance patient satisfaction. We evaluated the subspecialty referral pattern of a managed care general pediatric office over a 4-month period. Three-hundred-forty-six referrals (267 meeting inclusion criteria) to 24 subspecialties were generated during 4,219 office visits, with five subspecialties receiving(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of an audience response system (i.e. clickers) as an engaging tool for learning and examine its potential for enhancing continuing education (CE) activities. METHODS Attendees at a symposium were invited to utilise and evaluate the use of clickers. Electronic data relating to participant(More)