Australian general practitioner perceptions of the detection and screening of at-risk drinking, and the role of the AUDIT-C: a qualitative study

BMCcoverThis article was preliminarily published in BMC Family Practice on 20 August 2013.  The final web and PDF versions were published on 3 September 2013.

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-121

BMC Family Practice is an open access publisher and the full online and PDF versions are available from the above link.  You can contact the corresponding author, C W Michael Tam on: m.tam (at)

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What is stomach flu?

The following article was published in The Conversation.

Explainer: what is stomach flu?

By Michael Tam

Nausea, vomiting, tummy pain and cramps, watery diarrhoea … We’ve all had acute gastroenteritis at some stage.

As a general practitioner, my patients usually refer to their condition in more colloquial terms – “gastro”, “the runs”, “the trots”, “stomach flu”, as well as other colourful names that are too indecent to publish.

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