David M Reeve

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BACKGROUND There is limited information on respiratory syncytial virus infections among Australians, particularly those of Indigenous descent. AIM This study identifies groups of infants at risk of hospitalisation with respiratory syncytial virus-positive lower respiratory tract infection who may be targeted for prevention with palivizumab. METHODS Case(More)
BACKGROUND A monoclonal antibody, palivizumab, directed against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been shown to decrease hospitalisation rates. Because of its expense, the cost-effectiveness of this agent should be determined for high-risk groups. AIM To determine characteristics of RSV infection in Townsville and the economic feasibility of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Mortality and hospital separation data suggest a higher burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in indigenous than non-indigenous subpopulations of high-income countries. This study sought to accurately measure the true prevalence of post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction and forced vital capacity reduction in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the impact of a new model of antenatal care for women living in a very remote area. DESIGN This is a retrospective 2-year evaluation of antenatal care. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Two hundred thirteen pregnant women in Aboriginal communities in the Fitzroy Valley of Western Australia participated in this study. (More)
BACKGROUND The impact of type 2 diabetes is severe in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Fitzroy Valley, a remote region of the Kimberley in Western Australia, has a high population of Indigenous Australians. An effective community partnership has been formed between the local hospital, the population health service and local health services.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a comprehensive primary health care service model on key health performance indicators in a remote region of Australia. DESIGN AND SETTING A cross-sectional 6-year retrospective evaluation of the results of a health service partnership between an Aboriginal community controlled health service, a hospital and a community(More)
OBJECTIVE Reduce long waiting lists for ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist review and improve primary ear health care. DESIGN A retrospective evaluation of ear health care after the implementation of an ear health program (EHP). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS School children in Aboriginal communities in the Fitzroy Valley of Western Australia. KEY(More)
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