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When I set up in practice at Kununoppin [Western Australia] in 1958, the hospital was administered by a teenage girl working 3 days per week, the bed average was 20 and if I had a problem, the Medical Department would solve it. Today, the bed average is 14.5, a number that includes 10 residents in the permanent care facility, the hospital administration(More)
  • M Kamien
  • The Medical journal of Australia
  • 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)
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)
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)
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 obtain information on the experiences of general practice (GP) trainees during their first general practice (GP) attachment. DESIGN Critical incident technique--a qualitative analysis of open-ended interviews about incidents which describe competent or poor professional practice. SUBJECTS Thirty-nine Western Australian doctors from the(More)
Few medical schools appear aware of modern developments in general practice and of its educational potential in helping provide balance to a predominantly teaching hospital approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Contributing to the problem are a lack of clarity about the term "undifferentiated doctor", failure to understand the different(More)