Cochrane Primary Care P.E.A.R.L.S.

The Cochrane Primary Care field is producing 2 (<200 words) structured summaries of Cochrane reviews every two weeks and sending them out by email. To see some examples called P.E.A.R.L.S (Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations) go to

If you wish to Subscribe to P.E.A.R.L.S (free) go to

A useful resource for anyone teaching evidence-based medicine.

A Guide to Australian Eye Health Data

The data guide, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, is intended to support the implementation of the National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss by identifying key Australian data sources that are relevant to assessing the prevalence and outcomes of eye diseases and injuries and eye health care utilisation.

Copies are available from the Eye Health Team by emailing . The publication can also be viewed at:

Indigenous success stories

The booklet "Indigenous success stories", produced by Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTAR), showcases successful indigenous health programs from every mainland state and territory. It may be downloaded from :

New beginnings stroke recovery [DVD]

The Stroke Recovery Association of NSW has produced a DVD aimed at assisting patients in recovery from stroke. It covers lifestyle, complications and self-management issues. For further information contact the Association on 1300 650 594, or fax (02) 9560 2306 or email :

Making a difference. Report of the 2005-2006 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

This report has been released and is available electronically at:

This report contains up-to-date information about Division infrastructure and activities to support the 22 564 GPs, 7 525 general practices and thousands of practice nurses, allied health professionals and practice staff in Australia.

To order a free bound copy please email and provide your name and postal address.

A systematic review of primary health care delivery models in rural and remote Australia, 1993-2006

By John Wakerman, John Humphreys et al for the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.

Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education [LIME] -- New website

The Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network was developed by the Medical Deans Australia New Zealand (formerly CDAMS) through the Medical Deans Indigenous Health Curriculum Project. It is hosted at Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit at the University of Melbourne.

"Talkin Up Good Air" CEITC Tobacco Control Resource Kit

The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control (CEITC) invites you to celebrate its new Tobacco Control Resource Kit, "Talkin' Up Good Air". This is a practical manual aimed at supporting professionals, especially Aboriginal Health Workers, in Indigenous communities. To request copies or to download chapters, go to

Canadian ethics guidelines for research with Aboriginal people

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently released CIHR guidelines for health research involving Aboriginal people. Although these have been developed for Canadian Aboriginal people, Australians might find them a useful resource. They include ethical principles, procedural information and a sample agreement. These guidelines can be downloaded as a pdf or html from

State of the World's Population, 2007

The latest report in this series from the UN Population Fund has been released, giving the latest international population trends. Of 153 countries listed, Australia has the third highest life expectancy (behind Japan and Hong Kong). Report available full text at :

State of Our Public Hospitals 2005-06 edition

More people were admitted to Australian public hospitals in 2005-06 than in any previous year. For all the stats and trends on Australia's public hospitals, visit the latest report in the series at :.