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In the Literature

Elements - Keep up to date with all of the Cochrane news from around Australia and beyond with the Cochrane Australia Quarterly Newsletter

Comparison of policies for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration across five Victorian health services

Considine Julie, Hutchison Anastasia F., Rawson Helen, Hutchinson Alison M., Bucknall Tracey, Dunning Trisha, Botti Mari, Duke Maxine M., Street Maryann, Australian Health Review, 2017. (Epub ahead of print)

Choosing wisely in Australia: 2016 report

Choosing Wisely is a global social movement aimed at supporting conversations between health professionals and consumers about the appropriate use of healthcare tests, treatments and procedures. This is their first annual report.
Topics: Health care reform, Health care rationing, Primary health care, Health services administration, Health planning, Medical care, Medical personnel 

Shaping the professional landscape through research, advocacy and education - an Australian perspective.

Siemensma G, Ritchie A, Lewis S. Health Info Libr J. 2017 Apr 6. doi: 10.1111/hir.12180. [Epub ahead of print]

Relationship between depression and frailty in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Soysal P, Veronese N, Thompson T, Kahl KG, Fernandes BS, Prina AM, Solmi M, Schofield P, Koyanagi A, Tseng PT, Lin PY, Chu CS, Cosco TD, Cesari M, Carvalho AF, Stubbs B. Ageing Res Rev. 2017 Mar 31;36:78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2017.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Patient values informing medical treatment: a pilot community and advance care planning survey.

Milnes S, Corke C, Orford NR, Bailey M, Savulescu J, Wilkinson D. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2017 Mar 2. pii: bmjspcare-2016-001177. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001177. [Epub ahead of print]

Variation in the costs of surgery: seeking value.

Hillis DJ, Watters DA, Malisano L, Bailey N, Rankin D. Med J Aust. 2017 Mar 6;206(4):153-154. 

Interns' perceptions of exposure to urology during medical school education in Victoria, Australia.

Azer S, Khan M, Hoag N, Bookun R, Lawrentschuk N, Grills R, Bolton D. ANZ J Surg. 2017 Jan;87(1-2):10-11. doi: 10.1111/ans.13769. 

How to monitor blood glucose.


Dunning T. Nurs Stand. 2016 Jan 27;30(22):36-9. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.22.36.s45. 

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Library News

  • Academic Skills Program

Barwon Health staff & students are invited to attend a new research training program developed by the Research Directorate and the Library. For more information

  • St Mary's Library & Research Centre Meeting Room Bookings

The library has 6 rooms of varying sizes available for meetings. To book a room, please fill out our Meeting Room Request Form.

  • Research Data Management Planning Checklist

The Checklist helps researchers plan how to manage research data prior to beginning a project, assists in writing ethics applications and research protocols, and provides links to resources and guides available in Barwon Health and other sources. 

  • UpToDate Anywhere re-verification period extended from 30 to 90 days

The re-verification period for UpToDate Anywhere access is not 90 days. Once registered, if you log in to UpToDate via the Barwon Health Library website at least once every 90 days, access to UpToDate Anywhere will continue without disruption. This log in must take place while connected to the Barwon Health Network and must be via the UpToDate link on the Library website.