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PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of the introduction of a Saturday inpatient rehabilitation service in improving patient outcomes and facilitating hospital access and flow. METHODS A quasi-experimental study with a historical comparison group is presented. Data were evaluated for the 477 patients admitted and discharged in the 6 months following the(More)
  • J Reid
  • Australian family physician
  • 1996
This article describes an approach to stress management using a case history format. Stress management is a method of helping that is useful both as an approach to overall patient management and as a desirable option for the practitioner. It is an effective way of involving people more in their own care and deserves much wider attention by practitioners.
The results of a survey of the attitudes of 92 women from an Aboriginal community towards childbearing and family planning are presented. The majority of the women stated a preference for well-spaced families of a size which enabled a mother to care adequately for her children. The respondents were almost unanimously in favour of the use, when desired, of(More)
  • J Reid
  • The Medical journal of Australia
  • 1979
The attitudes of the women of an Aboriginal community towards family size, spacing, and planning are briefly reviewed. It is shown that the felt need of the women for a means of control of reproduction and their approval of contraception is not matched by the use of the available family planning services. It is suggested that this gap between attitudes and(More)
  • J Reid
  • The Medical journal of Australia
  • 1978
The prospect of surgery occasions great anxiety among the people of Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. Several of the fears are similar to those of patients of other cultures. Others are intimately linked to traditional beliefs about healing, and attitudes towards the body, the shedding of blood and the activities of malevolent human beings or(More)
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