INTRODUCTION Hip fractures are a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide, and the number of hip fractures is expected to rise to over 6 million per year by 2050. The optimal approach for the surgical management of displaced femoral neck fractures remains unknown. Current evidence suggests the use of arthroplasty; however, there is lack of… (More)
BACKGROUND Over the past two decades, mental health reform in Australia has received unprecedented government attention. This study explored how five policy levers (organisation, regulation, community education, finance and payment) were used by the Australian Federal Government to implement mental health reforms. METHODS Australian Government… (More)
OBJECTIVE A key step in informing mental health resource allocation is to identify the predictors of service utilisation and costs. This project aims to identify the predictors of mental health-related acute service utilisation and treatment costs in the year following an acute public psychiatric hospital admission. METHOD A dataset containing… (More)
BACKGROUND To inform decisions about mental health resource allocation, planners require reliable estimates of people who report service demand (i.e. people who use or want mental health services) according to their level of possible need. METHODS Using data on 6915 adults aged 16-64 years in Australia's 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and… (More)
In the last nine years 32 reconstructive operations were performed on the vertebral artery. In proportion to the 1032 operations on the carotid artery, is not the number of vertebral operations, at 3.1% unusually small? Is vertebro-basilar insufficiency too rarely recognized?