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In recent years, early intervention services have attempted to identify people with a first episode of psychosis as early as possible, reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and changing the timing of delivery of interventions. The logic of early intervention is based partly on accessing people in a more treatment responsive stage of illness in which(More)
OBJECTIVE International guidelines recommend monitoring for weight gain and metabolic disturbance in patients prescribed second generation antipsychotics. We aimed to investigate whether a targeted intervention could improve levels of monitoring in a first episode psychosis clinic. METHOD A pre-intervention audit of both metabolic screening rates and(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial pneumonia is a well described complication of influenza. In recent years, community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (cMRSA) infection has emerged as a contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza. Since the emergence and rapid dissemination of pandemic A(H1N1)2009 influenzavirus in April 2009,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the validity of the certification process of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Specifically, does board certification in anesthesiology identify physicians judged to be clinically superior by evaluators who are not part of the certification process? METHOD All 154 U.S. anesthesiology program directors (or faculty members they(More)
The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) has been in existence since 1937 for the purpose of advancing the practice of anaesthesiology in the United States. It is a credentialling organization which requires anaesthesiology residency training, medical licensure, and successful completion of written and oral examinations in order for an individual(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the core components of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre service model as the template agreed with the Australian Federal Government for national upscaling. The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre model of early intervention has two main goals: to reduce the period of time between the onset of(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinicians are increasingly being asked to implement guideline recommendations into their practice, but are given little practical guidance on this complex task. In this paper we outline a promising theory-driven approach we took to implementing guideline recommendations about routine monitoring of weight gain and metabolic disturbance in our(More)
Croquet on Mars is a very ambitious project whose goal is a massive collection of highly interactive material centered on the exploration and eventual colonization of Mars. Although the initial scope is mathematics, science, and engineering at the undergraduate level, the project is expected to expand rapidly to include middle and high school materials and(More)
AIMS Guiding principles are arguably central to the development of any health service. The aim of this article is to report on the outcomes of a youth mental health (YMH) community of practice (CoP), which identified a range of guiding principles that provide a clear point of comparison for the only other set of principles for YMH service delivery proposed(More)