Petra Buttner

PhD, 3Tropical Health Solutions, Townsville, Australia and Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, James Cook University, Cairns, Qld

Building a bridge from the swamp to the ivory tower: Conducting randomised controlled trials in general practice

Medical research in Australia has mostly been conducted in tertiary hospital settings, but as the majority of illnesses are managed in primary care, there is a need for a change in focus.