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The New Zealand Medical Journal

 Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 31-March-2006, Vol 119 No 1231

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Acting upstream to control the obesity epidemic in New Zealand

Nick Wilson, Carolyn Watts, Louise Signal, George Thomson

Leadership at night in New Zealand hospitals

Mike Hunter

Original Articles

New Zealand's Christchurch Hospital at night: an audit of medical activity from 2230 to 0800 hours

John Morton, Yvonne Williams, Mike Philpott

Representative case series from New Zealand public hospital admissions in 1998—III: adverse events and death

Robin Briant, John Buchanan, Roy Lay-Yee, Peter Davis

Treating claudication in 5 words (stop smoking and keep walking) is no longer enough: an audit of risk factor management in patients prescribed exercise therapy in New Zealand

Nadine Kuiper, Malcolm Gordon, Justin Roake, David Lewis

Management of risk factors: a survey of New Zealand vascular surgeons

Heidi Su, Malcolm Gordon, Justin Roake, David Lewis

An analysis of referees and referrals to a specialist concussion clinic in New Zealand

Deborah Snell, Lois Surgenor

Appropriate use of pagers in a New Zealand tertiary hospital

Rajesh Patel, Keryn Reilly, Andrew Old, Gill Naden, Stephen Child

Frequency of calls to “on-call” house officer pagers at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

Tin Chiu, Andrew Old, Gill Naden, Stephen Child

Ethnicity data and primary care in New Zealand: lessons from the Health Utilisation Research Alliance (HURA) study

Health Utilisation Research Alliance (HURA)

Case Reports

Cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm) acquired in Christchurch, New Zealand

Laurens Manning, Stephen Chambers, Graeme Paltridge, Paul Maurice

A “fishy” cough: hepatobronchial fistula due to a pyogenic liver abscess

Fouad Moawad, Alex Truesdell, Brian Mulhall

Special Series

PHARMAC and treatment of bipolar depression—the limits of utilitarianism

Pete Ellis, Roger Mulder, Richard Porter

100 Years Ago in the NZMJ

Note on unskilled massage and quack rubbing


Proceedings of the Canterbury Health Research Conference, 26–27 August 2005

Proceedings of the Waikato Clinical School Research Seminar, Thursday 1 September 2005

Medical Image

An unusual cause of abdominal pain

Sagar Nigwekar


Selected excerpts from Methuselah


Tobacco industry fears of the World Conference of Tobacco or Health

George Thomson


Peter Grahame Snow

Harman Gilbert Smith

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