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The health and safety of workers was not the only raison d'être for Worksafe Australia. To the Hawke Government, to the ACTU hierarchy and to the employers, a federal initiative in occupational health was a vital item in the ALP‐ACTU Accord which would lock the unions into wage restraint. To the...
A content analysis was carried out on obstetric and gynaecological textbooks recommended for medical students at four Australian universities. The texts were read for a hidden curriculum of sexist ideology.
426 death certificates relating to testicular cancer in Victoria, from 1950 to 1977, were examined for inaccuracies in cause of death narrative and coding for cause of death statistics. The narrative was inaccurate in major diagnosis in 33 certificates (21 false positives and 12 false negatives)...
Australians born in Italy, Greece and East and South East Asia all have substantially lower mortality levels than those born in Australia, the British Isles or Holland and Germany. Using data from the 1984 Household Expenditure Survey, the health‐related consumption expenditure of these six...
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Private medical care costs and service use in Australia from 1976 to 1986 are compared. In each of these years Australia had a compulsory, universal, fee‐for‐service, national health insurance scheme ‐ Medibank in 1976 and Medicare in 1986.
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