Australian Journal of Rural Health
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Implementation of a multicomponent intervention to optimise patient safety through improved oxygen prescription in a rural hospital.
To rationalise oxygen procedures in adult medical and surgical inpatients with a view to improving patient safety. Prospective pre- and post-intervention audit. Manning Hospital, a rural referral hospital in Taree NSW. Pre-intervention: 82 patients aged 72.7 ± 14.7 years. Post-intervention: 77 patie...
Bibliometric analysis on Australian rural health publications from 2006 to 2012.
To review Australian rural health (ARH) publications in PubMed from 2006 to 2012 and address ARH issues raised by the 2013 Health and Medical Research report. Retrospective observational study. Internet-based bibliometric analysis using PubMed. MEDLINE-indexed ARH publications from 2006 to 2012 were...
Rural New South Wales women's access to abortion services: highlights from an exploratory qualitative study.
The aim of the study was to identify factors that New South Wales (NSW) rural women experience in relation to their ability to access an abortion service and follow-up care. The qualitative responses from interviews are reported. Rural and regional NSW. Staff from community based non-government Wome...
Bilateral spigelian hernias: diagnosis and treatment in a regional hospital.
An exploration of the priority remote health personnel give to the development of the Indigenous Health Worker oral health role and why: une...
This research was undertaken to explore the priority given by remote area health personnel to the development of the oral health role of Indigenous Health Workers and the rationale for this prioritisation. Semistructured individual interviews and focus group interviews were undertaken with remote ar...
Simple cost analysis of a rural dental training facility in Australia.
Student clinical placements away from the university dental school clinics are an integral component of dental training programs. In 2009, the School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, commenced a clinical placement in a remote rural community in Australia. This paper presents a simp...
Electronic records suggest suboptimal management of chronic kidney disease in general practice.
To examine electronic records of GP management of chronic kidney disease. Cross-sectional study. Thirteen general practices. Fifteen thousand four hundred and fiftteen active patients aged 50 years and over. Recorded estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and diabetes, and rate of prescribing...
CRANAplus 30th National Conference in Cairns Queensland 24-27 October 2012.
In the wake of the 2009 Gippsland fires: young adults' perceptions of post-disaster social supports.
To explore young (18-27 years) rural adults' experience of both formal and informal social support networks post-bushfire. To inform delivery of social support services for young adults post-bushfire. Qualitative: semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with transcripts analysed using thematic cont...
Design, implementation and initial assessment of the Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program.
The objective of the study was to improve pathology services in selected remote health centres from the Northern Territory (NT) through the implementation of a quality managed point-of-care pathology testing (POCT) service. Study of the efficacy of the POCT service after 1 year and qualitative surve...