Tag: general

Integrating pharmacists into general practices reduces hospital readmissions and presentations

Integrating pharmacists into general practice teams to review medication management lowered the number of emergency department presentations and resulted in potentially significant cost savings to the health system, according to research published today in the Medical Journal of Australia. Researchers from Brisbane, Melbourne, and the UK recruited patients at 14 general practices who had recently

Routine HIV screening in general practice boosts testing and early diagnosis

Offering HIV screening to new patients in general practice on a routine basis increases testing rates and improves detection and earlier diagnosis, research co-led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL suggests. HIV testing rates in general practice are low, despite testing being recommended in UK and international guidelines. Lack of testing leads to

Young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population

A study by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network has shown that young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population, leading to calls for routine screening to enable early intervention and better outcomes. The paper – the largest Australian study