Hyperglycaemia during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse outcomes which can affect both mother
and child, and can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or later in life.
Asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections (UTIs) frequently occur in people aged over 65 years.
Traditionally, clinicians and health authorities advocate that patients should complete their full course of antibiotics as prescribed,
even when their symptoms have improved, to prevent relapse of...
Infective endocarditis is a relatively rare infection of the inner layer of the heart’s valves and chambers.
Adults and children with uncomplicated cellulitis can usually be managed in the community if they are clinically stable.
Appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for patients with respiratory tract infections...
Surprise ministerial announcement: The Integrated Performance and Incentive Framework (IPIF) new measures are on hold
Minister of Health, Dr Jonathan Coleman, made a surprise announcement at the Primary Care Symposium in Wellington earlier this month.
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New Use of Hypnotics
Seasonal influenza vaccines are now available The Ministry of Health has announced that the first shipments of the two subsidised seasonal
influenza vaccines for 2015, Influvac and Fluarix, have been sent to providers who pre-ordered the vaccines.
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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Peer Group Discussions
In an ongoing series,
we look back at the key messages and practice points from selected articles in Best Practice Journals.