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The Year in Review - What did we learn in 2014?

In 2014 we published over 60 medical education articles in Best Practice Journal, spanning more than 450 pages. Context is crucial for understanding and... View Article

The optimal management of patients with COPD - Part 1: The diagnosis

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects approximately one in seven New Zealanders aged over 40 years... View Article

The detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease in primary care

A New Zealand consensus statement for the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care has... View Article

Overuse of benzodiazepines: still an issue?

Benzodiazepines may be considered as a short-term treatment for insomnia and anxiety; zopiclone, a benzodiazepine-like medicine, is indicated for the treatment of insomnia only.... 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.

Read more about the changes

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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.