Patrick D Byrnes
- Are they safe in there? - patient safety and trainees in the practicePatrick D Byrnes
Discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland and a general practitioner, Bundaberg, Queensland
Aust Fam Physician 41:26-9. 2012..The resulting mix of relatively inexperienced trainers and trainees makes the examination of the important question of patient safety even more pertinent...
- An audit of influenza vaccination ratesPatrick Byrnes
University of Queensland Rural Clinical Division
Aust Fam Physician 35:551-2. 2006..Influenza immunisation confers benefits for the elderly. We attempted to increase the uptake of influenza vaccination in those aged 65 years and over in one general practice in Queensland...
- Cervical screening in general practice - strategies for improving participationPatrick Byrnes
University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Aust Fam Physician 36:183-4, 192. 2007..Each method of recruitment has an upper limit to uptake and the benefits of multiple strategies are additive. There is debate about reallocating Pap testing to nurses in general practice...
- Management of skin cancer in Australia--a comparison of general practice and skin cancer clinicsPatrick Byrnes
Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland
Aust Fam Physician 36:1073-5. 2007..This study compares the management of skin cancer in general practice with that of skin cancer clinic networks...
- A cardiovascular risk clinic using home BP monitoringPatrick D Byrnes
Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland, and a general practitioner, Bundaberg, Queensland
Aust Fam Physician 38:163-6. 2009..Home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring can be more accurate than office based BP (OBP) monitoring, with HBP readings approximately 10/5 mmHg lower than OBP in the same patients...
- Asthma Cycle of Care attendance - overcoming therapeutic inertia using an asthma clinicPatrick Byrnes
Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Aust Fam Physician 39:318-20. 2010..The prevalence of asthma is high in Australia. Despite national guidelines recommending the use of an Asthma Action Plan only 22.5% of people with asthma had a plan in 2004-2005...
- Why haven't I changed that? Therapeutic inertia in general practicePatrick D Byrnes
Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland, Australia
Aust Fam Physician 40:24-8. 2011..It is defined as 'failure of healthcare providers to initiate or intensify therapy when indicated' and 'recognition of the problem, but failure to act'...
- AFP in a changing environmentPatrick Byrnes
Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland, Bundaberg, Queensland
Aust Fam Physician 38:375. 2009..In this viewpoint article, one of our Editorial Board members, Dr Patrick Byrnes, outlines his views about the evolution of AFP in the context of the current and future general practice environment...