Aboriginal primary health care

Aboriginal primary health care

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Aboriginal Primary Health Care: An Evidence-based Approach is a comprehensive study of primary health care issues affecting Aboriginal people in Australia. Using best practice models developed by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and exemplifying the World Health Organization's decalration on primary health care, this book is the definitive source of evidence on the efforts of interventions for health issues faced by the Aboriginal population.This second edition examines the burden of disease affecting the Aboriginal population, the influence of poverty, overcrowding and poor nutrition on health disparities, and consequences arising from inequities in access to care. It updates the evidence for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease (such as diabetes and chronic renal failure) as well as those diseases rarely seen in the developed world. Substantial new information explores such issues as ischaemic and rheumatic heart disease, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, leprosy, substance misuse, growth failure in children, suicide prevention, custodial health, and the Australian policy process.... respiratory tract infections in a European study.136 With an average dosage of 3 mg/kg/12-hourly (in 50 mg sachets), adverse effects occurred ... In Australia, benzathine penicillin formulations comprise Bicillin L-A Tubex at 900 mg per 2 ml (introduced in 1997 following the ... may be longer than is apparent from testing Table 4.2 Factors that influence antibiotic choice Cost of antibiotic Skin Infections 93.

Title:Aboriginal primary health care
Author:Sophia Couzos, Richard Murray
Publisher: - 1999-02-01


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