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OBJECTIVE To ascertain the retirement intentions of a cohort of Australian general practitioners. DESIGN AND SETTING Postal questionnaire survey of members of four Divisions of General Practice in Western Australia, sent out November 2007 - January 2008. PARTICIPANTS A sample of 178 GPs aged 45-65 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Intention to work in(More)
PURPOSE Multiple chronic conditions in a single patient can be a challenging health burden. We aimed to examine patterns and prevalence of multimorbidity among patients attending 2 large Australian primary care practices and to estimate disease severity burden using the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS). METHODS Using published CIRS guidelines and a(More)
BACKGROUND Many general practitioners accept vocational registrars and medical students into their practice. Giving feedback to students on their work performance is an essential component of teaching in general OBJECTIVE This article examines the central role of feedback in the teaching of medical students and registrars and provides practical guidelines(More)
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) convened a panel to report on the potential of visualization as a new technology. The NSF and US National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened the Visualization Research Challenges (VRC) Executive Committee to write a new report. Here, we summarize that new VRC report. We explore the state of the field, examine the(More)
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BACKGROUND Information on prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis in young men attending Australian general practices is scarce. OBJECTIVE We aimed to estimate the prevalence of chlamydia in this group; establish behaviours associated with infection, and evaluate general practitioner follow up of positive cases. METHODS Sexually active men (aged(More)
In this report we describe some of the remarkable achievements visualization enables and discuss the major obstacles blocking the discipline´s advancement. Our findings and recommendations reflect not only information gathered from visualization and applications scientists during two workshops on Visualization Research Challenges but also input from the(More)
Early 20 years ago, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) convened a panel to report on visualization's potential as a new technology in 2004, the NSF and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened the Visualization Research Challenges (VRC) Executive Committee - made up of this article's authors - to write a new report. Here, we summarize that(More)