medicSA September 2018
medicSA is the magazine of the Australian Medical Association (SA). It is published and posted to AMA(SA) members every two months, and is also available to members online as a PDF. Bumper issues are also posted to non-member doctors. You need to be logged in as a member to access regular editions of medicSA. In this issue ...
News & views: AMA(SA) visits Port Augusta, Port Pirie
Regional health was in the spotlight when AMA(SA) president A/Prof William Tam and chief executive Joe Hooper spoke to local doctors on the issues close to their hearts during visits to Port Augusta and Port Pirie in July.
Cover story: Mental health services in the spotlight
medicSA reports on the SA Coroner’s findings on a tragic suicide, which was partly due to poor access to inpatient psychiatric care. This article responds to the coroner’s recommendation and a prior warning from the OECD to
increase psychiatric beds.
Public health: Is your patient at risk of HIV infection?
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in Australia – a major advance for HIV prevention in Australia, and supporting the federal government’s goal of virtual elimination of HIV transmission by 2020.
Also in this issue: What’s next for Health? AMA(SA) Key Priorities | State Budget 2018 | Psychiatric beds | AMA(SA) visits Port Augusta, Port Pirie | Gambling | Reactivating the Repat | RAH Respiratory Service | Elective waits cut