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Tennis elbow is due to a torque injury or sudden overstretching of tendons which insert into the epicondyles of the humerus. The predominant lesion is an enthesopathy--a pathological lesion at the insertion of tendon into bone. The most common site is at the lateral epicondyle and this is 3 times as frequent as at the medial epicondyle. Approximately 50% of(More)
  • M Kamien
  • 1998
OBJECTIVE To examine the 1996 outcomes of a sample of Western Australian rural doctors who in 1986 had indicated their intentions to stay in or leave rural practice. DESIGN Postal questionnaire survey in December 1996, semi-structured interview and feedback by doctors on a draft of this article. PARTICIPANTS 91 respondents from the 101 doctors who in(More)
BACKGROUND Dentists rely on general practitioners to manage a patient's warfarin dose before uncomplicated dental extraction. OBJECTIVE This article compares common practice of warfarin management with the available clinical evidence. DISCUSSION Common practice lags more than 20 years behind clinical evidence to the detriment of patients, and with(More)
AIMS The overall aim of the study was to identify the factors that best predict medical career choice and practice location. METHOD A longitudinal, cohort study was conducted. This followed 2 cohorts of students, numbering a total of 229 students, who commenced medical studies at the University of Western Australia in 1984 and 1989. Data concerning the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of a four-week rural attachment on the knowledge and competency of medical students in basic practical and emergency procedures. DESIGN A before and after comparison of self-reported level of competence in 72 basic, emergency, diagnostic and therapeutic procedural skills. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-five final year medical(More)
BACKGROUND The Department of Health and Aging is driving a reform of general practice to encompass primary care and population health. Although these new ideas are quite old they have rarely been comprehensively applied. OBJECTIVE To develop an up-to-date conceptual framework of the comprehensive tasks of general practice. DISCUSSION This framework can(More)
There has been a nearly fivefold increase in the amount of Australian general practice research published in 1990-1999 compared with the previous decade. The university departments of general practice and other university departments have been responsible for most of the research. GPs were involved in at least 60% of all of the research reviewed. Half of(More)