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shinebul.gif (110 bytes)Australian Health information for patients & professionals
shinebul.gif (110 bytes)Sites specifically for the GP
shinebul.gif (110 bytes)Some overseas recommended websites
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shinebul.gif (110 bytes)Health network list of websites by topic

 Australian Health information for patients & professionals

Better health Channel - www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au specifically designed for the consumer, this innovative  website houses a large collection of health information, a health services directory, events calendar and a "Ask the Experts" section.  
Health Net Australia (Vic Government) - www.health.vic.gov.au/
** Publications menu. (diseases, health alerts)**  The Victorian governments electronic clearinghouse for Health & Human Services information provided by government funded and supported agencies. Mental HealthAged care Good starting point for Aboriginal issues.
VICNET Health Page - http://www.vicnet.net.au/health/
A comprehensive list of links to Victorian and Australia-wide health agencies
Human services community care  http://www.health.vic.gov.au/atoz/pch.htm - full index
 - Child health record www.health.vic.gov.au/childhealthrecord/ 
Info Xchange
. - www.infoxchange.net.au 
Info Xchange has grown to be a provider of  information technology services to community agencies, individuals and corporate clients across Australia. An online accommodation vacancy system, a fully searchable community support services database and the concept of weekly Infocasts of material relevant to health and welfare workers. 
NSW Multicultural
.- http://mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/health-public-affairs/mhcs/
Large collection of information sheets in many languages ( pdf's )
. - www.emedical.com.au
A melbourne based medical Internet company, founded, owned, and run by Australian registered Medical Practitioners.  They provide excellent detailed reviews of websites by health topic.
Australian Women's Health Network
.- http://www.awhn.org.au/
This site has been developed to act as a one stop shop for information on women's health and other women's issues.
Disability Information Victoria. - www.disability.vic.gov.au
Disability Online provides a comprehensive Victorian service directory, current news and events directories, articles about disability, health issues and more. Disability Online aims to be very responsive to the needs and requirements of their audience. They comply with World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative Triple-A guidelines, making them very accessible for all people.
Health Promotion on the Internet
. - www.mihsr.monash.org/
Local Victorian Source (Monash University) of Health Promotion & other Health Resources. Includes Patient Education, Health Promotion Pamphlets, Health Promotion Research & Education.
Health Report (ABC)
.- www.abc.net.au/rn/healthreport/
A particularly topical and interesting site, which provides summaries and transcripts of the popular ABC radio program "The Health Report" broadcast on Radio National on Monday Mornings at 8:30 am. 

Sites specifically for the GP

Guide to finding clinical information: www.monashdivision.com.au/programs/ebm/ebm.htm
Australian General Practice Accreditation - www.agpal.com.au .
AGPAL is the accrediting body & provide an online registration page.
General Practice
Divisions (Victoria) - http://www.gpdv.com.au/
General Practice Computing Group - www.gpcg.org .
Australian Divisions General Practice http://www.adgp.com.au/
Doctors Reference Centre - http://www.drsref.com.au/index.html
It has a large list of Australian & Overseas medical sites. A good start to hunting down medical information. 
Medical Journal of Australia -  www.mja.com.au 
Primary Health Care Research and Information Service
-. www.phcris.org.au
lists all Division websites, contact details & Division web resources. Also on-line suite of databases  -
Health Communications Network
. http://www.hcn.net.au/info/intro.htm .
A collection of useful links to sites that are Australian, health related, and content-rich. Also provides access to the latest biomedical literature and a range of databases including Medline. Other services include a comprehensive Health Conference Calendar, Discussion Groups and an Australian Directory of Health sites on the Web.
http://doctors.hcn.com.au/ HCN's Doctors site - Library, CME, locums & more
Doctors Guide - www.pslgroup.com/docguide.htm 
Free registration and link to Medline and excellent collection of patient information. Once registered receive a weekly email of recent publications from eminent journals.
Reviewed by Subject: Allergy, Menopause, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Depression, Osteoporosis and vaccination
General Practice on Line - http://www.priory.com/gp.htm
Current medical research and opinion, media reviews, situations wanted & vacant, good links to other Healthcare WWW sites.
Australian E Medical Services Directory - www.cundle.com.au
One of the Better contact points for Australian Medical Practitioners on the World Wide Web. Includes Newsgroups & Electronic Journals ,Specialty Medical Clinics and links to other General Practice sites.

Some overseas recommended websites


American government information 
healthfinder® - your free guide to reliable health information. 
 A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MEDLINE PLUS - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html * Extensive
American Medical Association - http://www.ama-assn.org/
As comprehensive a site as you would expect. Particularly useful in accessing the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and a wide variety of Health Research topics.
Paediatric Information - John Hopkins University Web links
The Harriet Lane Links (formerly Pediatric Points of Interest) provide an edited collection of
paediatric resources (4586 links) on the World Wide Web. Maintained and edited by physicians at the Johns Hopkins University. 
Also worth a Visit:-  http://www.kidshealth.org/contents/parent.html
Comprehensive Patient information link: http://www.aetnaushc.com/topics/index.html

Advice on Medications - see also Meds_Adv_Events.rtf

Australian Medicines Handbook - http://www.amh.net.au/

Australian Prescriber - http://www.australianprescriber.com/
NPS news & information on newly marketed drugs

Therapeutic Guidelines - http://www.tg.com.au

Therapeutic Goods Administration - http://www.tga.gov.au

Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin - http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb.htm

Drugs in pregnancy & breastfeeding - various

Medsafe - New Zealand - http://www.medsafe.govt.nz 

National Prescribing Service (NPS) - www.nps.org.au

RADAR (Rational Assessment of Drugs and Research)Information about new medicines, an NPS resource - http://www.npsradar.org.au/

Medicines Talk - Excellent publication for consumers - http://www.nps.org.au/site.php?content=/resources/content/cons_medtalk.html

NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group -www.clininfo.health.nsw.gov.au/nswtag/index.htm

Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care - www.safetyandquality.org.au

Adverse Medicines Events Line (for consumers) -http://www.safetyandquality.org/index.cfm?page=ACTION#ameline


This information can be printed out for patients

Via Better Health Channel - http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
click on Library > Medicines Guide > Search (put in name of drug)

Via NPS website - www.nps.org.au
click on Consumers > this part of site still being developed

Pharmaceutical Company websites

Eg Merck Sharp & Dohme -http://www.msd-australia.com.au/medicine_info.html

Multicultural Health Resources - www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au
Another excellent resource relevant to a variety of topics

Page last update: 04-Sep-2006

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