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- McDonald, Malcolm I.; Lawson, Kenny D.
- The Australian journal of rural health 2017 v.25 no.4 pp. 246-251
- Australians; blood pressure; decision making; economic impact; environmental factors; funding; glycosylation; health services; hemoglobin; models; mortality; renal failure; risk; rural health; stroke
- ... What gets measured gets managed. Funding of health services is substantially determined by operational activity and specific outcome indicators. In day‐to‐day clinical decision‐making, surrogate markers, such as glycosylated haemoglobin and blood pressure, are commonly used to modify risks of ‘hard’ outcomes that include kidney failure, ischaemic cardiac events, stroke and all‐cause mortality. In ...
- Roche, Ann; McEntee, Alice
- The Australian journal of rural health 2017 v.25 no.4 pp. 200-209
- Australians; alcohols; data collection; drug therapy; drugs; household surveys; men; rural areas; rural health; rural population; working conditions; Australia
- ... OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether lifetime and recent methamphetamine use (including crystal methamphetamine) differed among city, regional and rural residents and whether particular subpopulations were more at‐risk. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of the last three National Drug Strategy Household Surveys and corresponding Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Sets ( ...