Journal article

Screening of athletes - Australian experience

P Brukner, S White, A Shawdon, K Holzer

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To present an overview of medical screening of athletes in Australia DATA SOURCES: Data was obtained from Australian sports physicians involved in elite national and professional programs. DATA SYNTHESIS/METHODS: The status in Australia of medical screening and in particular the Pre-participation Examination (PPE) was reviewed. RESULTS: The PPE as practised in North America is not performed in Australia. However medical screening of elite national level and professional athletes is widely practised. A variety of screening methods is used. The medical screening protocol recently developed on behalf of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP) is presented. CONCLUSIONS: M..

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