Michael B. Barton

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I n the last three decades, several concepts have been advanced to structure efforts to improve policing. Among them have been team policing, neighborhood policing, community policing, problem-oriented policing, and, most recently, quality-of-life policing. With much overlap, each concept, as reflected in its name, emphasizes a different need, relegating(More)
AIMS The debate on the funding and availability of cytotoxic drugs raises questions about the contribution of curative or adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to survival in adult cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We undertook a literature search for randomised clinical trials reporting a 5-year survival benefit attributable solely to cytotoxic(More)
PURPOSE We previously conducted modelling and a patterns of care study (POCS) that showed gynaecological brachytherapy (BT) was underutilized in New South Wales (NSW), the USA and Western Europe. The aim of the current study was to assess the quality of cervical BT in NSW, and to determine if caseload affects quality of treatment delivery. MATERIAL AND(More)
PURPOSE We performed the first comprehensive, population-based brachytherapy (BT) Patterns of Care Study in the Australian setting. Herein we report on prostate BT and assess the technical quality of BT practice, focusing on whether a caseload effect could be identified in New South Wales (NSW). MATERIAL AND METHODS Site visits were made to all radiation(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the cancer knowledge and skills of interns in 2001 who graduated from graduate medical program (GMP) courses with those from non-GMP courses, and to compare the cancer knowledge and skills of interns in 2001 with those who completed a similar survey in 1990. DESIGN Questionnaire survey of recently graduated interns in a random sample(More)
This report has been compiled by the Institute Director Heinz W. Engl based on input by all group leaders and all members of the Institute. Because of the international composition of the Board, it is written in English. Although the report follows the general structure prescribed by the ÖAW, the section about scientific achievements and plans is grouped by(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate key patient clinical and demographic characteristics associated with time between colonoscopy and surgery, and choice of treatment centre for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. This will add to the little published research examining the pathway following CRC diagnosis and prior to surgery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis of(More)
Within the order Carnivora, the phylogeny of the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is contentious, with morphological and molecular studies supporting a wide range of possible relationships, including close ties to procyonids, ursids, mustelids and mephitids. This study provides additional morphological data, including muscle maps, for the forelimb of Ailurus,(More)
Aims. The proportion of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers that received chemotherapy varies widely in Australia and internationally, indicating a need for a benchmark rate of chemotherapy utilisation. We developed evidence-based models for upper gastrointestinal cancers to estimate the optimal chemotherapy utilisation rates that can serve as(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe general practitioner (GP) involvement in the treatment referral pathway for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. DESIGN A retrospective cohort analysis of linked data. SETTING A population-based sample of CRC patients diagnosed from August 2004 to December 2007 in New South Wales, Australia, using the 45 and Up Study, cancer registry(More)