Jane Dodding

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This paper is a report on focus-group discussions with Western Australian and South Australian injecting drug users and South Australian drug workers, about the feasibility of and issues surrounding the introduction of needle-and-syringe vending machines in Australia. Injecting drug users and workers supported the idea of introducing vending machines in(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositivity and known risk factors for HCV infection in a group of pregnant women. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Lyell McEwin Health Service, Elizabeth, South Australia (a general public hospital with an annual average of about 2000 deliveries). SUBJECTS 1537 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes and satisfaction with a consultation-liaison service to general practitioners (GPs), provided by a cohort of private and public psychiatrists. METHODS All SA psychiatrists were invited to participate in a project, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, which was operational for 9 months.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine whether the presence of a drug and alcohol unit and comprehensive medical education have made a difference to the detection and management of alcohol-related problems in a general teaching hospital. METHODS Data were obtained from hospital case notes before and after the introduction of the drug and(More)
A new method of recruiting people who inject drugs was employed in Adelaide in 1994 to attempt to obtain a response rate and demographic information about those who declined to participate. Numbered invitation cards were distributed to injecting drug users (IDUs). Those choosing not to participate were asked to complete 4 questions on the card and return(More)
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