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Here is the latest compilation, covering articles posted between 3 September, 2012 and 10 January, 2013. As always, thanks are due to the many contributors who generously volunteer their time to research and write articles.
The latest readership figures are available here, showing that in 2012 Croakey had 144,000 unique visits, 237,000 visits, and 319,000 page views.
You can also see snapshots showing the ten links that received the most hits over this period (including articles about cuts to public health in Queensland and SA, tributes to the late Professor Gavin Mooney, the Naked Doctor column profiling overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and one about primary health care).
The links below have been grouped into these categories:
- The late Gavin Mooney
- Recommended reading
- Indigenous health
- Climate change
- Cuts to public health
- Public health
- Mental health
- Social determinants of health
- Primary health care and Medicare Locals
- Health policy and health reform
- Health and medical research
- Pharma related
- Media and social media
- Croakey news
The late Gavin Mooney
A compilation of tributes to Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr Delys Weston
With comments from many Croakey contributors and others
Taking a bite out of the Big Apple this New Year
Do hospital clinicians have too much power?
Recommended reading (blogs and books)
Holiday reading from the blogosphere
Recommended reading on the digital revolution and the changing media landscape
Dr Mark Bahnisch, Melissa Sweet
Would more consistent, inclusive media coverage of Indigenous health lead to better policy?
Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller
What are the priorities of Aboriginal people and communities in alcohol control? A report from the NT summit
Sarah Barr and Chips Mackinolty
Fly in fly out healthcare fails remote Aboriginal communities (via The Conversation)
The story behind the No Smokes multimedia campaign
GP conference to tackle the issue of racism in health services
Jill Dixon and Board members of the RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health write:
Cuts to public health
New SA report shows why governments are failing to control health spending
Fran Baum (32 comments)
On budget day for Queensland, what can be expected from the health cuts?
Mike Daube, Jack Bulman, Vern Hughes, Peter Davoren, Tim Senior, Jane Barry
Queensland health cuts are lazy, harmful and short sighted, to mention just some of the adjectives
Philip Darbyshire, Daryl Sadgrove
Mourning the demise of public health nutrition in Queensland
How to maintain influence and integrity in times of austerity
The Queensland commentaries: How NOT to defend health services
Is a single funder for health inevitable?
Daryl Sadgrove Julie Leask
One year on, what has the UN meeting on non-communicable diseases achieved? (Via The Conversation)
Phillip Baker, Alessandro Demaio and Rob Moodie
How Australia can learn from the Thai approach to better health
Health experts excluded while pharma calls the tune
Superbugs vs Antibiotics: are we facing a return to the pre-antibiotic era of medicine?
Fron Jackson Webb provides a wrap of a series at The Conversation
A new publication on immunisation
Sir Gus Nossal
New vaccines, drugs and diagnostics urgently needed to halt the spread of tuberculosis
Jamie Triccas and Ben Marais
Denmark scraps fat tax in another big food victory
Via The Conversation
Why Australia needs a junk food ad ban
Plain packaging for junk food? Health experts call for government intervention (The Conversation)
Journal Watch: Tackling the unhealthy food supply in disadvantaged communities
Journal Watch: Is it time for another instalment of Sid the Seagull?
Dr Melissa Stoneham
Journal Watch: Smoking at the movies: a global public health concern
Why not a minimum price on alcohol
Health and society fail to rate in planning blueprint
Dealing with dilemmas in health campaigning
After the first national mental health report card, what happens now?
Vern Hughes, Lesley Russell
Are we stuck in groundhog day when it comes to mental health and suicide prevention?
What’s missing from the first national mental health report card?
A detailed summary of the national report card on mental health and suicide prevention
Allan Fels and others
Drawing the line between mental illness and normal human emotion
Fron Jackson Webb wraps a series from The Conversation
Social determinants of health
Highlights of submissions to the Senate Inquiry
Sharp rise in youth homelessness shatters stereotypes (via The Conversation)
Primary health care and Medicare Locals
What does the community want from after hours care?
Medicare Locals are vulnerable
The future of Medicare Locals in the spotlight
Glib lines on Medicare Locals won’t resolve chronic ills
North Adelaide Medicare Local crisis?
Jennifer Doggett, Paul Smith
Some Canadian lessons on primary health care reform
Making primary care exciting again
Meeting global needs in primary care with nurse practitioners
Professional patient advocacy services – does Australia need them?
More on patient advocate services
Dr Mark Bahnisch
How Australia can reduce diabetes-related amputations
Pete Lazzarini and Shan Bergin
Tackling the gap between where people want to die and what happens
Debbie Horsfall and Kerrie Noonan
The growing concern about medical over-diagnosis
Fron Jackson Webb wraps a series at The Conversation
Health reform and health policy
A call for private obstetricians to publish their intervention rates
Hannah Dahlen and Bashi Hazard
Saving lives by keeping patients out of hospital
Innovation saves lives and money
Health professionals training needs a radical re-design
Robert Johnson reports on Fran Thorn’s speech
Nation building health workforce planning needed
Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals
Intern crisis is damaging us internationally
Targets alone won’t solve long waits for emergency care (via The Conversation)
As WHO puts patient safety on the agenda, what are some of the barriers to open disclosure?
Kate Bower and Rick Iedema
Opioid deaths require a complex response
Medicare Select and middle class welfare
John Menadue, Ian McAuley
After all the years of health reform effort and expense, what has been achieved?
Comments from many Croakey contributors
Links to Parliarmentary Library articles on oral health, private health insurance policy, and the changes to the baby bonus
Amanda Biggs, Luke Buckmaster
Do exclusionary private health insurance products need a rethink?
Health and medical research
Consumer driven medical research
Will the McKeon Review get the message about the need to prioritise research into health and climate change?
Dr Elizabeth Haworth, Dr Brad Farrant and Fiona Armstrong write:
McKeon confuses health and healthcare research
More McKeon Malarkey….
Where are consumers in the McKeon Review?
Anne Cahill Lambert
Complexity and consent: the ethics of researching youth (via The Conversation)
Kitty Te Riele
Pradaxa: Not so bleeding obvious
Government not responsible for all PBS delays
Media and social media
A mega wrap of news on social media and health
More feedback to AHPRA on planned social media policy for health professionals: get with the times
Jill Tomlinson, Philip Darbyshire and others
Keep it Tame: making cyberspace safer for teenagers
Will the dumb ways to die campaign make a difference to train safety?
As an erotic clip is used to promote Pap testing, how can health organisations strike the right balance on social media?
Reporting on a recent summit on blogging, social media and diabetes
Taking medical writing beyond spin (reporting on Australasian Medical Writers Association conference)