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Marco Polo chronicle, 1854


Choosing wisely – can doctors reduce unnecessary interventions worldwide?

The Choosing Wisely meeting in Amsterdam this month sought to capitalise on the international interest in the campaign. Twelve countries were represented, including Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Italy, and the UK, each developing, or contemplating developing, campaigns of their own. Key message - encouraging better care rather than cutting costs, even though savings may also result.

Source: BMJ 2014;349:g4289 (Published 03 July 2014)


Australia’s health 2014 (AIHW)

Australia's health 2014 focuses on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots in the following areas:

  • understanding health and illness;
  • the Australian health system;
  • how healthy are we?
  • leading types of ill health;
  • health behaviours and risks;
  • health through your life;
  • indigenous health;
  • preventing and treating ill health;
  • indicators of Australia's health.


Source: AIHW 2014; or via Library Catalogue

Australia's Health 2014

Take a breath & check out a new product trial

European Respiratory Society Monographs (ERS) - Free trial until 30th of September.

The quarterly book series form the European Respiratory Society covers a specific area of respiratory medicine, providing in-depth reviews that give clinicians at all levels a concise, comprehensive guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. The trial covers 40 titles and we look forward to receiving your feedback.


New books on display @ Austin

Colposcopy : a practical guide / Mohmood Shafi, Saloney Naseer. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Essential obstetrics and gynaecology / edited by Ian Symond, Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, E. Malcolm Symonds. 5th edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2013.

Strength of mind : 125 years of women in medicine / edited by Jacqueline Healy. Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne, 2013.

New books on display can be reserved by contacting the library.


Print journals received and currently on display

Note:  the links below provide access to the tables of contents, not necessarily the full text.  Full text may be retrieved from the A-Z Journal list (outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN)

American journal of cardiology.  Vol. 114, no. 1, 1 July 2014

Annals of emergency medicine. Vol. 63, no. 6, June 2014

Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.  Vol. 95, no. 6, June 2014

Bioethics outlook.  Vol. 25, no. 2, June 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7962, 14 June 2014

Disease-a-month.  Vol. 60, no. 5, May 2014 (Correctional medicine challenges & opportunities)

Gait & posture.  Vol. 40, no. 1, May 2014

Journal of clinical psychiatry.  Vol. 75, no. 5, May 2014

Journal of hepatology.  Vol. 61, no. 1, July 2014

Journal of obstetrics and gynecology.  Vol. 34, no. 4, May 2014

Journal of plastic and reconstructive aesthetic surgery.  Vol. 67, no. 6, June 2014

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 63, no. 21, 3 June 2014

Journal of urology.  Vol. 192, no. 1, July 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9935, 21 June 2014

Nature.  Vol. 510, no. 7504, 12 June 2014; Vol. 510, no. 7505, 19 June 2014

Nature medicine.  Vol. 20, no. 6, June 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 371, no. 1, 3 July 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no. 26, 25 June 2014

Prosthetics and orthotics international.  Vol. 38, no. 3, June 2014

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