Family history: the neglected risk factor in disease prevention

Timothy R Bates, Elissa B Poulter, Frank M van Bockxmeer and Gerald F Watts
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03984.x
Published online: 4 October 2010

To the Editor: Langlands and colleagues show that family history is poorly taken in patients presenting to an acute medical unit at a major tertiary hospital.1

  • Timothy R Bates1
  • Elissa B Poulter2
  • Frank M van Bockxmeer1,2
  • Gerald F Watts1,2

  • 1 Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.
  • 2 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.



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