Position/s

Professor
School of Medicine

Biography

Professor Paddy Phillips is Chief Medical Officer for South Australia. He was previously Professor and Head of Medicine, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide, Chair of the South Australian Clinical Senate and inaugural Chair of the South Australian Statewide Clinical Network in Cardiology and has been a member or chair of a number of national committees including for the NHMRC, Australian Government, RACP and Heart Foundation and is the overall clinical lead for the implementation for the South Australian electronic health record (EPAS). He has also held senior clinical academic posts at the University of Melbourne followed by Oxford University and is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University, USA. His interests are in building a better health system through innovation, collaboration and leadership. He remains clinically active in Acute General Medicine.

Qualifications

MB, BS, DPhil, FRACP, MA, FACP, FAHA, FCSANZ

Honours, awards and grants

Public Service medal in 2011

Research expertise

  • Clinical sciences
  • Public health and health services

Supervisory interests

  • Clinical care
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Health service delivery, institutional capacity
  • Health service strategic planning
  • Health services

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Medicine (3) ;

Associate supervisor : Medicine (2) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Medicine (9) ;

Publications

  • Frith, P., Sladek, R., Woodman, R.J., Effing-Tijdhof, T., Luszcz, M., Phillips, P., et al. (2013). Health outcomes for patients and carers after training for carers of people using home oxygen therapy (HOT). An RCT. In Respirology. Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting. Darwin Convention Centre. Mar 2013, pp. 52-52.
  • Frith, P., Sladek, R., Woodman, R.J., Effing-Tijdhof, T., Eckermann, S., Luszcz, M., et al. (2013). Health Outcomes In Carer-Patient Dyads Of A Randomized Control Trial Of Carer Training For Patients Receiving Long Term Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy. In Am J Respir Crit Care Med. American Thoracic Society 2013 International Conference. Philadelphia Pennsylvania. May 2013, pp. A5030.
  • Bradley, S., Woodman, R.J., Phillips, P. and Tieman, J. (2013). Current advance directive use in South Australia: Results from the 2012 Spring South Australian Health Omnibus Survey. In BMJ Support Palliat Care. 4th International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. May 2013, pp. 233.
    [10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000491.22]
  • Frith, P., Sladek, R., Luszcz, M., Cafarella, P., Woodman, R.J., Effing-Tijdhof, T., et al. (2012). Health status and coping skills of carers of patients receiving home oxygen therapy for respiratory diseases. European Respiratory Society, Annual Congress. Vienna. Sep 2012.
  • Huynh, L.T., Chew, D.P., Sladek, R.M., Phillips, P.A., Brieger, D.B. and Zeitz, C.J. (2007). Perception is Far from Reality: Unrecognised Treatment Gaps in Acute Coronary Syndrome. In Heart, Lung and Circulation. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, pp. S126-S126.
    [10.1016/j.hlc.2007.06.319]
  • Shelby-James, T.M., Abernethy, A.P., Currow, D.C., Williams, H. and Phillips, P.A. (2007). Individualised Multi-disciplinary Case Conferences: Can They Be Practically Added To Specialist Palliative Care? In 9th Australian Palliative Care Conference Program Booklet. Palliative Care Australia. Partners Across the Lifespan: 9th Australian Palliative Care Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Aug 2007, pp. 150-150.
  • Abernethy, A.P., Shelby-James, T.M., Currow, D.C., Williams, H. and Phillips, P.A. (2007). Individualized Multi-Disciplinary Case Conferences: Can they be practically added to specialist palliative care? In 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care Programme and Abstracts. Newmarket, UK: Hayward Medical Communications. Connecting Diversity: 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care. Budapest, Hungary. Sep 2007, pp. 141-141.
  • Huynh, L., Chew, D., Sladek, R., Phillips, P., Brieger, D. and Zeitz, C. (2007). Perception is far from reality: unrecognised treatment gags in acute coronary syndromes. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Christchurch, NZ.
  • Crotty, M., Whitehead, C.H., Wundke, R., Giles, L.C. and Phillips, P.A. (2005). What effects can Australia expect from 'traditional care units' or nursing home wards: a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the establishment of a transitional care unit in Southern Adelaide. In ARCHI - Innovation in the Delivery of Transitional Care for Older Australians. SydneySydney March 3,4.
  • Crotty, M., Whitehead, C.H., Wundke, R., Giles, L.C., Ben-Tovim, D.I. and Phillips, P.A. (2005). A transitional care facility for hospitalised older adults awaiting a nursing home bed: a randomised controlled trial. In Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. Brisbane, QLD. Jun 2005.
  • Stephenson, D.A., Simmons, , Rowett, D., Gibbs, M., May, F., Phillips, P.A., et al. (2004). Improving pain management in cancer and palliative care patients: Two patient educational interventions used in RCTs. In Lessons of Teaching and Learning: Creating the future for palliative care education. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. 2nd National Palliative Care Education Conference.
  • Crotty, M., Rowett, D., Giles, L.C., Spurling, L. and Phillips, P.A. (2004). An economic analysis of potential medication costs in a regional medication management service for older adults. In National Medicines Symposium 2004: Quality Use of Medicines-Time for Total Integration: Final Program and Abstract Book. National Prescribing Service. Quality Use of Medicines - Time for Total Integration. Brisbane, QLD.
  • Abernethy, A.P., Currow, D.C., Crawford, G.B., Fazekas, B.S. and Phillips, P.A. (2001). Improving Pain management in palliative care: a pilot study of academic detailing for general practitioners and patients. In Supportive Care in Cancer. Unknown Conference, pp. 285-285.
  • Shanahan, E.M., Sladek, R. and Phillips, P.A. (2008). Reply. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(2) pp. 149-149.
    [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01613.x] [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01613.x] [Scopus]
  • Scott, I.A., Greenberg, P. and Phillips, P.A. (2008). Strengthening the scientific approach to clinical practice in the new physician training programme. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(6a) pp. 384-387.
    [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01681.x] [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01681.x] [Scopus]
  • Phillips, P.A. and Hughes, C.F. (2008). Clinical process redesign - can the leopard change its spots? MJA Medical Journal of Australia, 188(Suppl. 6) pp. S7-S8.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Phillips, P.A. (2005). A health vision. New Matilda Magazine,
  • Phillips, P.A. (2004). Campaign to revitalise academic medicine kicks off. British Medical Journal, 328(7440) pp. 597-597.
    [10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1377] [Scopus]
  • Shakib, S. and Phillips, P.A. (2003). The Australian centre for evidence-based clinical practice generic audit tool: auditmaker for health professionals. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 9(2) pp. 259-263.
    [10.1046/j.1365-2753.2003.00398.x] [10.1046/j.1365-2753.2003.00398.x] [Scopus]
  • Phillips, P.A. (2001). EBM in practice: internal medicine. Medical Journal of Australia, 174 pp. 401-402.
  • Popplewell, P.Y. and Phillips, P.A. (2001). Under diagnosed, under treated, but often devastating. Current Therapeutics, 36951 pp. 78-85.
  • Popplewell, P.Y. and Phillips, P.A. (2001). The nitty gritty, get your hands dirty approach to the management of dementia. An Apple A Day, 359 pp. 1-20.
  • Phillips, P.A. (2001). Clinical Support Systems Program. Internal Medicine Journal, 31 pp. 415-415.
  • Abernethy, A.P., Phillips, P.A. and Currow, D.C. (2001). Applying the evidence to improve the quality of our system of cancer care: what do the words mean? Cancer Forum, 25(2) pp. 109-111.
  • Menadue, J., Gaston, C., Black, E., Crafter, S., Dwyer, J.M., Leeder, S.R., et al. (2003). Better choices, better health: final report of the South Australian generational health review, pp. 1-250.
  • Elzinga, R., Ben-Tovim, D.I. and Phillips, P.A. (2003). Charting the safety and quality of health care in Australia: steps towards the systematic measurement and reporting of the safety and quality of health care in Australia, pp. 1-64.
  • Huynh, L., Zeitz, C., Phillips, P., Amerena, J., Brieger, D., Coverdale, S., et al. (2007). Factors predicting high-risk acute coronary syndrome: how do clinicians rank them? In Heart, Lung and Circulation. Supplement 2 ed. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Christchurch, NZ.
    [Web Link]
  • Shih, S., Davis, N., Janus, E., Wildey, C., Versace, V., Hagger, V., et al. (2014). Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: an update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials,
  • Abernethy, A., Currow, D.C., Shelby-James, T., Rowett, D., May, F., Samsa, G., et al. (2013). Delivery strategies to optimize resource utilization and performance status for patients with advanced life-limiting illness: Results from the "Palliative Care Trial" [ISRCTN81117481] Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 45(3) pp. 488-505.
    [10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.02.024] [Scopus]
  • Shih, S., Davis-Lameloise, N., Janus, E., Wildey, C., Versace, V., Hagger, V., et al. (2013). Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1) pp. 339-348.
    [10.1186/1745-6215-14-339]
  • Sladek, R., Tieman, J., Tyndall, J. and Phillips, P. (2013). Searching MEDLINE for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature: questionable sensitivity. Health Information and Libraries, 30(2) pp. 138-148.
    [10.1111/hir.12018]
  • Agar, M., Draper, B., Phillips, P., Phillips, J., Collier, A., Harlum, J., et al. (2011). Making decisions about delirium: A qualitative comparison of decision making between nurses working in palliative care, aged care, aged care psychiatry and oncology. Palliative Medicine,
    [10.1177/0269216311419884]
  • Farrell, M.J., Bowala, T.K., Gavrilescu, M., Phillips, P.A., McKinley, M.J., McAllen, R., et al. (2011). Cortical activation and lamina terminalis functional connectivity during thirst and drinking in humans. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 301(R623-R631) pp. 23-31.
    [10.1152/ajpregu.00817.2010] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Jones, T., Phillips, P., Luszcz, M., Rowett, D., Eckermann, S., et al. (2011). Health, economic, psychological and social impact of educating carers of patients with advanced pulmonary disease (protocol) Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(5) pp. 717-723.
    [10.1016/j.cct.2011.05.004] [Scopus]
  • Karnon, J., Ben-Tovim, D., Pham, C., Caffrey, O., Hakendorf, P., Crotty, M., et al. (2011). The efficient price: an opportunity for funding reform. Australian Health Review, 35(4) pp. 501-506.
    [10.1071/AH10966] [Scopus]
  • Li, J., Yong, T.Y., Bennett, D., O'Brien, L., Roberts, S., Hakendorf, P.H., et al. (2010). Outcomes of establishing an acute assessment unit in the general medical service of a tertiary teaching hospital. MJA Medical Journal of Australia, 7 pp. 384-387.
    [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Bond, M.J. and Phillips, P.A. (2010). Do doctors, nurses and managers have different thinking styles? Australian Health Review, 34 pp. 375-380.
    [10.1071/AH09791] [10.1071/AH09791] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Bond, M.J. and Phillips, P.A. (2010). Age and gender differences in preferences for rational and experiential thinking. Personality and Individual Differences, 49 pp. 907-911.
    [10.1016/j.paid.2010.07.028] [10.1016/j.paid.2010.07.028] [Scopus]
  • Huynh, L., Chew, D.P., Sladek, R., Phillips, P.A., Brieger, D. and Zeitz, C.J. (2009). Unperceived treatment gaps in acute coronary syndromes. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 63(10) pp. 1456-1464.
    [10.1111/j.1742-1241.2009.02182.x] [10.1111/j.1742-1241.2009.02182.x] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Bond, M.J. and Phillips, P.A. (2008). Why don't doctors wash their hands? A correlational study of thinking styles and hand hygiene. American Journal of Infection Control, 36(6) pp. 399-406.
    [10.1016/j.ajic.2007.11.002] [10.1016/j.ajic.2007.11.002] [Scopus]
  • Farrell, M.J., Zamarripa, F., Shade, R., Phillips, P.A., McKinley, M.J., Fox, P.T., et al. (2008). Effect of aging on regional cerebral blood flow responses associated with osmotic thirst and its satiation by water drinking: A PET study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(1) pp. 382-387.
    [10.1073/pnas.0710572105] [10.1073/pnas.0710572105] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Bond, M.J., Huynh, L., Chew, D.P. and Phillips, P.A. (2008). Thinking styles and doctors' knowledge and behaviours relating to acute coronary syndrome guidelines. Implementation Science, 3(23)
    [10.1186/1748-5908-3-23] [10.1186/1748-5908-3-23] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Phillips, P.A. and Bond, M.J. (2008). Measurement properties of the Inventory of Cognitive Bias in Medicine (ICBM) BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8(20)
    [10.1186/1472-6947-8-20] [10.1186/1472-6947-8-20] [Scopus]
  • Shelby-James, T.M., Currow, D.C., Phillips, P.A., Williams, H. and Abernethy, A.P. (2007). Promoting patient centred palliative care through case conferencing. Australian Family Physician, 36(11) pp. 961-964.
    [Scopus]
  • Shanahan, E.M., Sladek, R. and Phillips, P.A. (2007). Medical aspects of fitness to drive. What do public hospital doctors know and think? Internal Medicine Journal, 37(6) pp. 372-376.
    [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01337.x] [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01337.x] [Scopus]
  • Huynh, L., Phillips, P.A. and Chew, D.P. (2007). Improving the management of acute coronary syndromes in Australia: translating evidence to outcomes. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(6) pp. 412-415.
    [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01373.x] [10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01373.x] [Scopus]
  • Giles, L.C., Bolch, D., Rouvray, R., McErlean, B., Whitehead, C.H., Phillips, P.A., et al. (2006). Can volunteer companions prevent falls among inpatients? A feasibility study using a pre-post comparative design. BMC Geriatrics, 6(Article 11)
    [10.1186/1471-2318-6-11] [Scopus]
  • Currow, D.C., Abernethy, A.P., Shelby-James, T.M. and Phillips, P.A. (2006). The impact of conducting a regional palliative care clinical study. Palliative Medicine, 20(8) pp. 735-743.
    [10.1177/0269216306072346] [10.1177/0269216306072346] [Scopus]
  • Abernethy, A.P., Currow, D.C., Hunt, R.W., Williams, H., Roder-Allen, G., Rowett, D., et al. (2006). A pragmatic 2x2x2 factorial cluster randomized controlled trial of educational outreach visiting and case conferencing in palliative care - methodology of the Palliative Care Trial [ISRCTN 81117481] Contemporary Clinical Trials, 27(1) pp. 83-100.
    [10.1016/j.cct.2005.09.006] [10.1016/j.cct.2005.09.006] [Scopus]
  • Scobie, S., Thomson, R., McNeil, J.J. and Phillips, P.A. (2006). Measurement of the safety and quality of health care. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(Suppl. 10) pp. S51-S55.
    [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Phillips, P.A. and Bond, M.J. (2006). Implementation science: a role for parallel dual processing models of reasoning? Implementation Science, 1(1) pp. 12-1-12-8.
    [10.1186/1748-5908-1-12] [10.1186/1748-5908-1-12] [Scopus]
  • Bolch, D., Johnston, J.B., Giles, L.C., Whitehead, C.H., Phillips, P.A. and Crotty, M. (2005). Hospital to home: an integrated approach to discharge planning in a rural South Australian town. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 13(2) pp. 91-96.
    [10.1111/j.1440-1854.2005.00660.x] [10.1111/j.1440-1854.2005.00660.x] [Scopus]
  • Crotty, M., Whitehead, C.H., Wundke, R., Giles, L.C., Ben-Tovim, D.I. and Phillips, P.A. (2005). Transitional care facility for elderly people in hospital awaiting a long term care bed: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 331(7525) pp. 1110-1114.
    [10.1136/bmj.38638.441933.63] [10.1136/bmj.38638.441933.63] [Scopus]
  • Massy-Westropp, M., Giles, L.C., Law, D., Phillips, P.A. and Crotty, M. (2005). Connecting hospital and community care: the acceptability of a regional data linkage scheme. Australian Health Review, 29(1) pp. 12-16.
    [Scopus]
  • Crotty, M., Rowett, D., Spurling, L., Giles, L.C. and Phillips, P.A. (2004). Does the addition of a pharmacist transition coordinator improve evidence-based medication management and health outcomes in older adults moving from the hospital to a long term facility? Results of a randomized, control trial. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmocotherapy, 2(4) pp. 257-264.
    [10.1016/j.amjopharm.2005.01.001] [10.1016/j.amjopharm.2005.01.001] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Phillips, P.A. and Pinnock, C.B. (2004). The informationist in Australia: a feasibility study. Health Information and Libraries, 21(2) pp. 94-101.
    [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Pinnock, C.B. and Phillips, P.A. (2004). The informationist: a prospective uncontrolled study. International Journal For Quality in Health Care, 16(6) pp. 509-515.
    [10.1093/intqhc/mzh084] [10.1093/intqhc/mzh084] [Scopus]
  • De Smet, H.R., Menadue, M.F., Oliver, J.R. and Phillips, P.A. (2003). Endothelin ETA receptor antagonism does not attenuate angiotensin II-induced cardiac hypertrophy in vivo in rats. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 30(4) pp. 278-283.
    [10.1046/j.1440-1681.2003.03831.x] [10.1046/j.1440-1681.2003.03831.x] [Scopus]
  • De Smet, H.R., Menadue, M.F., Oliver, J.R. and Phillips, P.A. (2003). Increased thirst and vasopressin secretion after myocardial infarction in rats. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 285(5) pp. R1203-R1211.
    [Scopus]
  • Phillips, P.A., Duffy, B.K., Vedadhaghi, M.E., Davis, S.M. and Donnan, G. (2003). Evidence-based care and outcomes of acute stroke managed in hospital specialty units. Medical Journal of Australia, 179(7) pp. 386-386.
    [Scopus]
  • Duffy, B.K., Phillips, P.A., Davis, S.M., Donnan, G. and Vedadhaghi, M.E. (2003). Evidence-based care and outcomes of acute stroke managed in hospital specialty units. Medical Journal of Australia, 178(7) pp. 318-323.
    [Scopus]
  • Male, D.A., Phillips, P.A. and Turner, D.R. (2002). Improved polymerase chain reaction-based glycophorin-A M/N blood group allelotyping. Vox Sanguinis, 83(2) pp. 170-171.
    [10.1046/j.1423-0410.2002.00208.x] [10.1046/j.1423-0410.2002.00208.x] [Scopus]
  • Ang, K.K., Mckitrick, D.J., Phillips, P.A. and Arnolda, L.F. (2001). Time of Day and Access to food alter water intake in rats after water deprivation. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 28 pp. 764-767.
  • Segasothy, M. and Phillips, P.A. (2001). Systemic lupus erythematosus in Aborigines and Caucasions in central Australia: a comparative study. Lupus, 10 pp. 439-444.
  • Shih, S., Davis, N., Janus, E., Wildey, C., Versace, V., Hagger, V., et al. (2014). Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: an update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials,
  • Abernethy, A., Currow, D.C., Shelby-James, T., Rowett, D., May, F., Samsa, G., et al. (2013). Delivery strategies to optimize resource utilization and performance status for patients with advanced life-limiting illness: Results from the "Palliative Care Trial" [ISRCTN81117481] Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 45(3) pp. 488-505.
    [10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.02.024] [Scopus]
  • Shih, S., Davis-Lameloise, N., Janus, E., Wildey, C., Versace, V., Hagger, V., et al. (2013). Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1) pp. 339-348.
    [10.1186/1745-6215-14-339]
  • Sladek, R., Tieman, J., Tyndall, J. and Phillips, P. (2013). Searching MEDLINE for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature: questionable sensitivity. Health Information and Libraries, 30(2) pp. 138-148.
    [10.1111/hir.12018]
  • Agar, M., Draper, B., Phillips, P., Phillips, J., Collier, A., Harlum, J., et al. (2011). Making decisions about delirium: A qualitative comparison of decision making between nurses working in palliative care, aged care, aged care psychiatry and oncology. Palliative Medicine,
    [10.1177/0269216311419884]
  • Sladek, R., Jones, T., Phillips, P., Luszcz, M., Rowett, D., Eckermann, S., et al. (2011). Health, economic, psychological and social impact of educating carers of patients with advanced pulmonary disease (protocol) Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(5) pp. 717-723.
    [10.1016/j.cct.2011.05.004] [Scopus]
  • Farrell, M.J., Bowala, T.K., Gavrilescu, M., Phillips, P.A., McKinley, M.J., McAllen, R., et al. (2011). Cortical activation and lamina terminalis functional connectivity during thirst and drinking in humans. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 301(R623-R631) pp. 23-31.
    [10.1152/ajpregu.00817.2010] [Scopus]
  • Karnon, J., Ben-Tovim, D., Pham, C., Caffrey, O., Hakendorf, P., Crotty, M., et al. (2011). The efficient price: an opportunity for funding reform. Australian Health Review, 35(4) pp. 501-506.
    [10.1071/AH10966] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Bond, M.J. and Phillips, P.A. (2010). Age and gender differences in preferences for rational and experiential thinking. Personality and Individual Differences, 49 pp. 907-911.
    [10.1016/j.paid.2010.07.028] [10.1016/j.paid.2010.07.028] [Scopus]
  • Sladek, R., Bond, M.J. and Phillips, P.A. (2010). Do doctors, nurses and managers have different thinking styles? Australian Health Review, 34 pp. 375-380.
    [10.1071/AH09791] [10.1071/AH09791] [Scopus]

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  • Cardiovascular System
  • Health Management, Policy and Ethics

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  • Health Service Strategic Planning
  • Cardiovascular and Internal Medicine
  • Evidence Based Medicine

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