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Angus Thompson

Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice


Room 3008 , Pharmacy Building

+61 3 6226 1077 (phone)

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angus.thompson@utas.edu.au

Angus relocated from the UK to Australia and joined the University of Tasmania in 2008. Angus’s Pharmacy career to date has seen him experience hospital, community, consultancy, general practice and academic pharmacy. Since joining the University of Tasmania Angus has worked on a number of quality use of medicines and research projects, particularly in the areas of rational use of antimicrobials, cardiovascular disease and pain. Alongside his academic role, Angus regularly undertakes clinical medication reviews in Southern Tasmania. Angus’s significant contribution to the pharmacy profession was acknowledged when he was named Tasmanian Pharmacist of the Year in 2017.

Biography

Angus's career started in the UK as an NHS hospital pharmacist, followed by six years in a private hospital pharmacy management position. This was followed by nine years as an NHS, then independent prescribing advisor, during which time he worked with four NHS primary care organisations and >50 general practices promoting evidence based and cost-effective prescribing. For the last six of these years, he also had a broader portfolio of roles, including work as a visiting lecturer at three universities, pharmaceutical writing, project management and locum community pharmacy work. Since joining the University of Tasmania in 2008, Angus has led delivery of high-quality Therapeutics teaching to 3rd Year BPharm students and continues to contibute to other units in the program. Angus's research aligns with the University of Tasmania's 'Better Health' theme, much of this being focused on antimicrobial stewardship in the community. Angus is also significantly involved with the University's global engagement, particularly in SE Asia. Angus has a passion for pharmacy practice, and after periods working in Tasmanian community and hospital pharmacy, he now splits his time between the University and consultancy work as an accredited pharmacist undertaking Home Medicines Review (HMRs), recently having undertaken his 1200th HMR!

Career summary

Qualifications

BPharm (Hons) - University of Bath (UK)
MSc (Clinical Pharmacy) - Portsmouth University (UK)
Grad Dip (Prescribing Science) - Liverpool University (UK)
Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist - Board of Pharmacotherapy Specialists (US)

Memberships

Professional practice

Member of Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Administrative expertise

Project manager (6-months) for NHS (UK) - Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Initiative for two NHS Hospitals in SW England (2002)

Teaching

Therapeutics, quality use of medicines, cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, rheumatology, pain

Teaching expertise

Therapeutics and quality use of medicines, in particular cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, gastroenterology, rheumatology, pain, infection

Teaching responsibility

  • CSA322 Therapeutics in Practice 3A
  • CSA306 Therapeutics in Practice 3B

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Expertise

Infection, antibiotics, cardiovascular disease, pain, quality use of medicines

Research Themes

Angus's research relates to the Better Health theme and aligns with the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) aspect of Australia's National Medicines Policy. Angus's most active research area is rational use of antimicrobials, especially in the community, which is where the majority of antibiotics are used, but ironically where there are the least controls. Without action, the impact of antimicrobial resistance is likely to be felt even more acutely than it already is, placing a huge burden on individual patients and the wider health system and society. Angus also has research interests in the management of pain, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and airways disease, again with the focus on improving QUM.

Current projects

Angus is currently leading a team of clinicians and academics evaluating the impact of a Quick Reference Guide (QRG) to antibiotic prescribing amongst General Practice registrars. Initial work has signalled positive impacts and the latest phase of this work, which commenced in March 2020 seeks to provide more definitive data.

Fields of Research

  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (321403)
  • Basic pharmacology (321401)
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (321499)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Health systems (420311)
  • Infectious diseases (320211)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Pharmaceutical sciences (321405)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Community child health (420601)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) (320101)
  • Health counselling (420307)
  • Clinical sciences (320299)
  • Cardiovascular medicine and haematology (320199)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Human pharmaceutical treatments (240803)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Rural and remote area health (200508)

Publications

Angus has been a prolific writer for various professional journals both in the UK and Australia over the last 10 years and has more recently expanded his publications portfolio to include manuscripts relating to his research.

Total publications

110

Journal Article

(90 outputs)
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2021Thompson A, 'Drug formularies and repeat prescriptions Down Under'', Prescriber, 32, (3) pp. 32-34. ISSN 0959-6682 (2021) [Professional, Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/psb.1905 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Thompson A, 'How the prescription charge system works Down Under'', Prescriber, 32, (2) pp. 33-35. ISSN 0959-6682 (2021) [Professional, Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/psb.1897 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Thompson A, 'Prescribing and medicines management Down Under'', Prescriber, 32, (1) pp. 33-35. ISSN 0959-6682 (2021) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2020Johnstone LK, Bereznicki BJ, Jacobson G, Thompson AJ, 'Implementation of mouth rinsing after use of inhaled corticosteroids in Australia', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy ISSN 2210-7703 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-020-01161-7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bereznicki BJ; Jacobson G

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2020Thompson A, 'A hard pill to swallow', Prescriber pp. 34-35. ISSN 0959-6682 (2020) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2020Thompson A, 'Holding all the ACEs', Prescriber, (July/August) pp. 34-35. ISSN 0959-6682 (2020) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2020Veal F, Thompson A, Halliday S, Boyles P, Orlikowski C, et al., 'The Persistence of opioid use following surgical admission: an Australian single-site retrospective cohort study', Journal of Pain Research, 13 pp. 703-708. ISSN 1178-7090 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S235764 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Veal F; Bereznicki L

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2019Dang CPL, Toh L, Cooling N, Jackson S, Curtain C, et al., 'Updating and validating quality prescribing indicators for use in Australian general practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health pp. A-L. ISSN 1836-7399 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY19060 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Toh L; Cooling N; Jackson S; Curtain C; Peterson G

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2019O'Keefe C, Thompson A, McKenzie D, Lee K, 'Concordance with antibiotic guidelines in Australian primary care: a retrospective study of prior‐to‐hospital therapy', International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73, (12) Article e13427. ISSN 1368-5031 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.13427 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lee K

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2019Rizvi T, Thompson A, Williams M, Zaidi STR, 'Validation and implementation of a national survey to assess antimicrobial stewardship awareness, practices and perceptions amongst community pharmacists of Australia', Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance ISSN 2213-7165 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.08.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Williams M; Zaidi STR

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2019Thompson A, 'Antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacy', Australian Pharmacist pp. 64-70. ISSN 0728-4632 (2019) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2019Thompson A, 'Monitoring the growing use of esomeprazole', Prescriber pp. 37-38. ISSN 0959-6682 (2019) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2019Thompson AJ, 'The importance of an accurate medication profile', Prescriber, January 2019 pp. 37-38. ISSN 0959-6682 (2019) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2019Thompson AJ, 'Fexofenadine - why is it still not available OTC in the UK?', Prescriber, November pp. 34-35. ISSN 0959-6682 (2019) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2019Veal F, Thompson A, Halliday S, Boyles P, Orlikowski C, et al., 'Does prescribing of immediate release oxycodone by emergency medicine physicians result in persistence of Schedule 8 opioids following discharge?', Emergency medicine Australasia pp. 1-5. ISSN 1742-6731 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13442 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Veal F; Bereznicki L

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2018Rizvi T, Thompson A, Williams M, Zaidi STR, 'Perceptions and current practices of community pharmacists regarding antimicrobial stewardship in Tasmania', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 40, (5) pp. 1380-1387. ISSN 2210-7703 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-018-0701-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Williams M; Zaidi STR

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2018Thompson A, 'Doesn't it make you want to spit?', Prescriber, May 2018 pp. 38. ISSN 0959-6682 (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2018Thompson A, 'Reflections on NHS England's OTC prescribing ban', Prescriber pp. 1-2. ISSN 0959-6682 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2018Thompson A, 'Antimicrobial resistance - evidence in patient care', Australian Pharmacist, December pp. 30-38. ISSN 0728-4632 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2018Veal F, Williams M, Bereznicki L, Cummings E, Thompson A, et al., 'Barriers to optimal pain management in aged care facilities: an Australian qualitative study', Pain Management Nursing, 19, (2) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1524-9042 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2017.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Veal F; Williams M; Bereznicki L; Cummings E; Peterson G; Winzenberg T

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2018Veal FC, Thompson AJ, Perry LJ, Bereznicki LR, Peterson GM, 'Pain intensity and pain self-management strategies following discharge after surgery: An Australian prospective observational study', Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 43, (1) pp. 8-14. ISSN 0269-4727 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12584 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Veal FC; Bereznicki LR; Peterson GM

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2017Pawlasty H, Thompson AJ, Chalmers L, 'Rates and Consequences of False Penicillin Allergies in Australia', JAMA internal medicine, 177, (7) pp. 1061. ISSN 2168-6106 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1836 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Chalmers L

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2017Thompson A, 'Mysterious fluctuations in blood pressure: a juicy tale', Prescriber, December 2017 pp. 38-39. ISSN 0959-6682 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Thompson A, Peterson G, Bindoff I, Stafford A, 'How patients use repeat antibiotic prescriptions: the impact of dosing directions', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 47, (5) pp. 340-346. ISSN 1445-937X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1253 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Peterson G; Bindoff I; Stafford A

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2017Thompson AJ, 'PPIs and hypomagnesaemia: more common than we thought?', Prescriber pp. 50-51. ISSN 0959-6682 (2017) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2017Veal FC, Thompson AJ, Bereznicki LRE, Peterson GM, 'Persistent pain management in Australian general practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23 pp. 105-106. ISSN 1836-7399 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1071/PY16141 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Veal FC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2016Almatar M, Peterson GM, Thompson A, McKenzie D, Anderson T, et al., 'Clinical pathway and monthly feedback improve adherence to antibiotic guideline recommendations for community-acquired pneumonia', PLoS One, 11, (7) Article e0159467. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159467 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Peterson GM; Zaidi STR

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2016Thompson A, O'Sullivan P, Banham E, Peterson G, 'Assessing the uptake and effectiveness of a quick reference guide to antibiotic prescribing in Australian general practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22, (6) pp. 565-568. ISSN 1836-7399 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY15182 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Peterson G

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2016Thompson AJ, 'Letter to the Editor: Pricing and utilisation of proton pump inhibitors in South Australian public hospitals and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research ISSN 1445-937X (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1263 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Veal FC, Bereznicki LRE, Thompson AJ, Peterson GM, Orlikowski CE, 'Pain and functionality following sternotomy: a prospective 12-month observational study', Pain Medicine, 17, (6) pp. 1155-1162. ISSN 1526-2375 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnv066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Veal FC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2015Almatar MA, Peterson GM, Thompson A, McKenzie DS, Anderson TL, 'Community-acquired pneumonia: why aren't national antibiotic guidelines followed?', International Journal of Clinical Practice, 69, (2) pp. 259-266. ISSN 1368-5031 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.12538 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Peterson GM

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2015Bernal DDL, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Castelino RL, Thompson A, et al., 'Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome: does one size fit all?', American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 16, (1) pp. 9-17. ISSN 1175-3277 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40256-015-0149-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bernal DDL; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Castelino RL; Peterson GM

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2015Thompson A, 'Incretin mimetics', Australian Pharmacist, October pp. 56-59. ISSN 0728-4632 (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Thompson AJ, 'Letter to the Editor: Concomitant roxithromycin use among elderly patients taking warfarin resulting in significant over-anticoagulation', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 45, (4) pp. 486. ISSN 1445-937X (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2015Thompson AJ, Bindoff I, Stafford AC, 'Knowing when to stop antibiotic therapy', Medical Journal of Australia, 202, (11) pp. 570-570. ISSN 0025-729X (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00249 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Bindoff I

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2015Veal FC, Bereznicki LRE, Thompson AJ, Peterson GM, 'Use of opioid analgesics in older Australians', Pain Medicine, 16, (8) pp. 1519-27. ISSN 1526-4637 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/pme.12720 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Veal FC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM

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2015Veal FC, Bereznicki LRE, Thompson AJ, Peterson GM, Orlikowski C, 'Subacute pain as a predictor of long-term pain following orthopedic surgery: an Australian prospective 12 month observational cohort study', Medicine, 94, (36) Article e1498. ISSN 0025-7974 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001498 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Veal FC; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM; Orlikowski C

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2015Veal FC, Thompson AJ, 'Paracetamol should remain the first line option for persistent pain', British Medical Journal, 350 Article h2221. ISSN 0959-535X (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h2221 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Veal FC

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2014Thompson A, 'Proton pump inhibitors', Australian Pharmacist, December pp. 61-66. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2014Thompson A, Copping S, Stafford A, Peterson G, 'Repeatable antibiotic prescriptions: an assessment of patient attitudes, knowledge and advice from health professionals', Australasian Medical Journal, 7, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1836-1935 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2014.1871 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Peterson G

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2014Veal FC, Bereznicki LR, Thompson AJ, Peterson GM, 'Pharmacological management of pain in Australian Aged Care Facilities', Age and Ageing, 43, (6) pp. 851-856. ISSN 1468-2834 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afu072 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Veal FC; Bereznicki LR; Peterson GM

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2013Ballard CDJ, Peterson GM, Thompson AJ, Beggs SA, 'Off-label use of medicines in paediatric inpatients at an Australian teaching Hospital', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49, (1) pp. 38-42. ISSN 1034-4810 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12065 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Ballard CDJ; Peterson GM; Beggs SA

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2013Thompson A, 'Treating peptic ulcer disease caused by H. pylori', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (8) pp. 42-45. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2013Thompson AJ, 'What are clinical interventions?', Australian Pharmacist, 32, (1) pp. 49-52. ISSN 0728-4632 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Thompson AJ, 'Management of hypochlorhydria', Pharmaceutical Journal, 290, (April) pp. 480. ISSN 0031-6873 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2013Thompson AJ, 'Are antidepressants the new antibiotics?', Prescriber, (March) pp. 42. ISSN 0959-6682 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2013Thompson AJ, 'Is the tide going out on fish oil supplements for CVD?', Prescriber, (October) pp. 49-50. ISSN 0959-6682 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2012Peterson GM, Thompson A, Pulver LK, Robertson MB, Brieger D, et al., 'Management of acute coronary syndromes at hospital discharge: Do targeted educational interventions improve practice quality?', Journal for Healthcare Quality, 34, (1) pp. 26-34. ISSN 1062-2551 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-1474.2011.00137.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Peterson GM

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2012Thompson AJ, 'Demonstrate our worth by funding clinical interventions in the community', PJ Online, 288, (January 2012) pp. 109. ISSN 2047-637X (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2012Thompson AJ, 'The pitfalls of brandnames', Prescriber, (online) pp. 5. ISSN 1931-2253 (2012) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2012Wai A, Pulver LK, Oliver K, Thompson A, 'Current discharge management of acute coronary syndromes: baseline results from a national quality improvement initiative', Internal Medicine Journal, 42, (5) pp. e53-e59. ISSN 1444-0903 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02308.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

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2011Bereznicki LRE, Thompson AJ, 'Medicine-induced pulmonary toxicity', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (6) pp. 494-498. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LRE

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2011Thompson A, 'Question from practice: diclofenac salts: potassium or sodium?', Pharmaceutical Journal, 287, (7667-7668) pp. 208. ISSN 0031-6873 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Hypotension: issues and management', PJ Online, (8 January 2011) pp. 1-4. ISSN 0031-6873 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'G6PD deficiency', Pharmaceutical Journal, 286, (19 February 2011) pp. 205. ISSN 0031-6873 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Healthy hearts', Australian Pharmacist, 30, (3) pp. 212-215. ISSN 0728-4632 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Helping to navigate the health information maze', Pharmaceutical Journal, 286, (10 June) pp. 658. ISSN 0031-6873 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Steroids sprayed on the skin', Prescriber pp. 42-43. ISSN 1931-2253 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Can you help me with my cauliflower ear?', Pharmaceutical Journal, 287, (5 november 2011) pp. 537. ISSN 0031-6873 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Thompson AJ, Harewood L, 'Colchicine: time to recommend lower doses in acute gout', Prescriber (UK), 2011, (January) pp. 42-43. ISSN 0959-6682 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010Thompson AJ, 'Thiazides and ears ', Pharmaceutical Journal, 284 pp. 368. ISSN 0031-6873 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010Thompson AJ, 'Emerging concerns with PPI therapy', Pharmaceutical Journal, 285 pp. 239-240. ISSN 0031-6873 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2010Thompson AJ, 'Questions from practice - Amitriptyline and migraine ', Pharmaceutical Journal, 284 pp. 136. ISSN 0031-6873 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010Thompson AJ, 'The dangers of self-monitoring', Prescriber, 21, (10) pp. 50. ISSN 0959-6682 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2010Thompson AJ, 'Self-monitoring: the importance of patient education', Australian Pharmacist, 29, (5) pp. 356. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Drug induced hypertension - a QUM opportunity for pharmacists?', Australian Pharmacist, 28 , (5) pp. 416-418. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'NSAIDs are not as safe as patients think', Pharmaceutical Journal, 282 pp. 156-157. ISSN 0031-6873 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Another one bites the dust', Future prescriber, 10, (1) ISSN 1468-9871 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Combination glaucoma preparations', Prescriber, 20, (12) pp. 57-58. ISSN 0959-6682 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Over-the-counter orlistat: an alli for whom? Patients or profit makers?', The Pharmaceutical Journal , 282 pp. 511. ISSN 0031-6873 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'The name game: from Eurasian nations to Balkan war criminals', Prescriber, 19, (Oct) pp. 43. ISSN 0959-6682 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'The case for doxycycline', Prescriber, 19, (Nov) pp. 43. ISSN 0959-6682 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Statins and coenzyme Q10', Pharmacy Professional, (20) pp. 34. ISSN 2042-4493 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'My desert island drugs', Prescriber, 2009, (19 January) pp. 43. ISSN 0959-6682 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Combination glaucoma preparations: can be useful but confusing', Australian Pharmacist, 28, (10) pp. 844-846. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2008Thompson AJ, 'Cephalosporins - do they still have a role in primary care', Prescriber, 19, (23-24) pp. 24-27. ISSN 0959-6682 (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/psb.322 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Thompson AJ, 'Puting your money where your mouth is', The Pharmaceutical Journal, 281, (7529) pp. 595. ISSN 0031-6873 (2008) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2008Thompson AJ, 'Not a matter of size', Prescriber, 19, (4) pp. 59. ISSN 0959-6682 (2008) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2008Thompson AJ, 'Omega-3's post-MI: can we rely on diet to increase intake?', Prescriber, 19, (9) pp. 16-18. ISSN 0959-6682 (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/psb.237 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Thompson AJ, 'Over-the-counter medicines', Independent Nurse, Jan pp. 33. ISSN 1747-9800 (2007) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2007Thompson AJ, 'Switching statins: potential drug interactions with simvastatin', Prescriber, 18, (9) pp. 34-41. ISSN 0959-6682 (2007) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/psb.70 [eCite] [Details]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'Prescribing outside of licence', Independent Nurse, Sep pp. 45. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'Drug switches', Independent Nurse, Nov pp. 49. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'Prescribing data', Independent Nurse, Nov, (2006) pp. 47. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'The community pharmacy contract', Independent Nurse, Dec pp. 34. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'Reporting adverse drug reactions', Independent Nurse, Nov pp. 47. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'Generic or not?', Independent Nurse, Sept pp. 43. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2006Thompson AJ, 'Formulations', Independent Nurse, Oct pp. 47. ISSN 1747-9800 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2004Thompson AJ, 'Potential savings with a modified-release nitrate review', Prescriber, 15, (18) pp. 38-42. ISSN 0959-6682 (2004) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2003Thompson AJ, 'Patent expiries - How should they affect prescribing advice?', Pharmaceutical Journal, 271, (7272) pp. 587-589. ISSN 0031-6873 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Thompson AJ, 'Dronedarona (Multaq)', Annual Medicines Update 2011, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Marnei Firipis (ed), Deakin ACT, Australia, pp. 6-12. ISBN 978-0-9807235-6-4 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 90 (Omacor)', Annual Medicines Update 2011, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Marnie Firipis (ed), Deakin ACT, Australia, pp. 13-19. ISBN 978-0-9807235-6-4 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Rasagiline (Azilect)', Annual Medicines Update 2011, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Marnie Firipis (ed), Deakin ACT, Australia, pp. 78-84. ISBN 978-0-9807235-6-4 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2011Thompson AJ, 'Oxycodone in combination with naloxone (Targin)', Annual Medicines Update 2011, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Marnie Firipis (ed), Deakin ACT, Australia, pp. 86-92. ISBN 978-0-9807235-6-4 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2018O'Keefe C, Thompson A, Lee K, McKenzie D, 'Antibiotic therapy for respiratory tract infections - how does community-initiated treatment differ from guideline recommendations?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Pawlasty H, Thompson A, Chalmers L, McKenzie D, Mirkazemi C, 'Clinical implications of suboptimal documentation of adverse reactions to penicillins', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Mirkazemi C

2018Thompson A, Bereznicki LR, Chalmers L, Anderson T, 'Promoting antimicrobial stewardship in the community - are nurses an untapped resource?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bereznicki LR; Chalmers L

2018Thompson A, Cousins J, Curtain C, Williams M, 'Magnesium deficiency with proton pump inhibitors: is it more common than we thought?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cousins J; Curtain C; Williams M

2018Thompson A, Curtain C, Williams M, Toh L, 'Denosumab - How can we optimise use?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curtain C; Williams M; Toh L

2018Thompson A, O'Sullivan P, Anderson T, Magin P, Peterson G, 'Can a quick reference guide to antibiotic prescribing assist general practice registrars to prescribe according to therapeutic guidelines?', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson G

2018Thompson AJ, Curtain C, 'Aspirin therapy: how well do general practice medication profiles reflect reality', NPS MedicineWise Conference, National Medicine Symposium (NMS), 30 May - 1 June 2018, Canberra, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2017Toh L, Thompson AJ, Shah A, Cousins JM, Jackson S, et al., ''Good prescribing is a bit like good driving; everybody thinks they're a good driver.' An exploratory study on the barriers and facilitators to using quality prescribing indicators (QPIs) in general practice', APSA-ASCEPT Joint Meeting, 5 - 8 December 2017, Brisbane, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Toh L; Cousins JM; Jackson S; Cooling NB; Peterson GM

2016Thompson AJ, Cousins JM, Hoyle D, Wimmer BC, 'Polypharmacy, hyperpolypharmacy and age - the implications for medication management services', National Medicines Symposium, 19-20 May, 2016, Canberra, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cousins JM; Hoyle D; Wimmer BC

2012Peterson GM, Ballard CDJ, Beggs S, Thompson AJ, 'Off-label use of medicines in paediatric inpatients at an Australian teaching hospital', National Medicines Symposium 2012 Final Program and Abstract book, 24-25 May, Sydney, pp. 269. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peterson GM; Ballard CDJ; Beggs S

2010Thompson AJ, Finch JE, Stafford AC, Jackson SL, Peterson GM, et al., 'Medication use review - feasibility study in Australian community pharmacy', National Medicines Symposium 2010 final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 150. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Finch JE; Stafford AC; Jackson SL; Peterson GM; Tenni PC

2010Thompson AJ, Nash RE, Peterson GM, Pulver L, Robertson M, et al., 'Provision of chest pain action plans and warning signs information after acute coronary syndromes', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 268. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Peterson GM

2010Wai A, Mulligan K, Robertson M, Pulver L, Taylor D, et al., 'Can quality improvement interventions optimise practise? The discharge management of acute coronary syndromes (DMACS) initiative', National Medicines Symposium 2010. Medicines in people's lives - Final program and abstract book, 26-28 May 2010 , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 97. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2009Thompson AJ, 'Integrating pharmacists into the general practice team', Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association program and abstracts handbook, 9-11 December 2009, Wrest Point Convention Centre, pp. 54. ISBN 978-0-646-52257-9 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Beggs S, Thompson AJ, Nash RE, Tompson AJ, Peterson GM, 'Cardiac failure in children', World Health Organisation, 1 (2008) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Beggs S; Nash RE; Tompson AJ; Peterson GM

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Thompson A, 'Antibiotic resistance - the fight moves up a gear', Infusion, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Tasmanian Branch), Australia, September, pp. 14-15. (2015) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$87,797

Projects

Does hospital opioid prescribing increase the risk of chronic opioid use? (2017)$9,233
Description
Chronic opioid use for persistent pain is skyrocketing and is associated with substantial patient harm. This study will review what the risk of chronic opioid use is following a supply of an opioid at discharge from the Royal Hobart Hospital and make recommendations to improve the way opioids are prescribed.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,233)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Veal FC; Bereznicki LRE; Thompson AJ; Orlikowski C; Boyles PJ; Halliday SWG; Huckerby E
Year
2017
Management of post-operative pain and the progression to persistent post-operative pain (2013)$8,634
Description
This project is a prospective, cross sectional study designed to ascertain patient or management factors that increase the risk of developing PPP, with the objective of designing a predictive model to identify high risk PPP candidates. PPP will be defined as pain at the surgical site 3 months after surgery, with severe pain being defined as 5 or more on a 10-point scale. The project involves recruitment of patients, surveys, medical chart data collection, inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, sample size, data analysis, and assessment of variables.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($8,634)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Orlikowski C; Bereznicki LRE; Peterson GM; Thompson AJ; Veal FC
Year
2013
Clinical Interventions Workshop (2011)$49,075
Funding
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia ($49,075)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Thompson AJ
Year
2011
Review of APF 22 (2010)$3,000
Funding
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia ($3,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Bereznicki LRE; Thompson AJ
Year
2010
Palliative Care Formulary Review (2008)$17,855
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($17,855)
Scheme
Grant-Palliative Care
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Thompson AJ
Year
2008

Research Supervision

Angus has co-supervised two PhD students to completion.

Current

2

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDExploring the Role of Community Pharmacists in Antimicrobial Stewardship2016
PhDDoes a Specifically Designed Educational Program About Pain Management, Provided by Healthcare Professionals to Surgical Patients During Their Hospital Admission Reduce the Risk of Developing Persistent Post-surgical Pain 12 Months Following Surgery?2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Pharmacological Management of Pain in Older Australians
Candidate: Felicity Claire Veal
2016
PhDImplementation and Evaluation of Tailored Intervention Strategies to Influence Antibiotic Prescribing for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Candidate: Maher Ali Al Matar
2015