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Factors that can affect laboratory investigations

In 2013 we published an article entitled “Best tests?” (Best Tests 18; Feb, 2013). In this article we challenged clinicians to consider whether they could... View Article

Identifying and managing hereditary haemochromatosis in adults

Hereditary haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disease in European populations. It is an autosomal recessive disorder... View Article

The New Zealand Laboratory Schedule and Test Guidelines: Anatomic Pathology Tests

The New Zealand Laboratory Schedule provides clinicians with consistent guidance when considering requesting laboratory tests. View Article

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Important message to readers. As a result of a change in funding arrangements there will be some differences to Best Practice Journal over the coming months. The Best Practice Journal will continue to be freely available online, but there will be changes to the hard copy version between now and June, 2015.

During this period of time we will be assessing the demand for retaining a print edition of BPJ, and investigating options for funding this.

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New Dabigatran - An Update

Bpacnz has now published a quick guide for clinicians and parents to encourage swallowing of pills and capsules in children. This guide is available to download, and can be used as a take-home resource.

New Encouraging children to swallow tablets or capsules

Peer Group Discussions In an ongoing series, we look back at the key messages and practice points from selected articles in Best Practice Journals.