Published Articles

Only 1 in 3 Australians have planned end-of-life care

And just 3% of general practice patients have completed an advance care directive.
12 February 2019

2 in 3 patients don't tell their doctor about complementary meds

Fear of disapproval is the most common reason for keeping mum on alternative therapies.
11 February 2019

Glycaemic control tied to raised fracture risk in type 1 diabetes

Those with vascular complications such as retinopathy face an even higher risk: study.
11 February 2019

Does telling patients they'll feel better work?

Small US study shows a few words of reassurance helps relieve patients' symptoms.
23 January 2019

When doctors explain privacy, teens raise more sensitive topics

Understanding confidentiality paves the way for more open discussions between adolescents and their doctors.
17 January 2019

Short patients less likely to survive ICU

Not to heighten patients’ anxiety, but a study shows stature affects mortality chances in the ICU.
08 January 2019

Top 10 stories of 2018

Informative, sad, funny and touching - these were the most popular articles of the past year.
19 December 2018

What are the top 10 reasons Australians visit a GP?

Almost 42% of patients had at least one pathology result, according to NPS MedicineWise data.
17 December 2018

Top 7 fibs 80% of patients tell their doctors

Most common reasons for lying were not wanting to be judged or lectured, survey shows.
03 December 2018

Legs eleven: UK GPs prescribe dancing and bingo

Pilot scheme suggests 'community prescribing' reduced hospital outpatient referrals by 20%.
19 November 2018