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Phone call cuts hospital readmission rates

19 April, 2017 by

Providing support during the critical transition period after hospital discharge can reduce the risk of avoidable readmission.


Thinking like a chief information officer

04 April, 2017 by David Camilleri*

These days, the chief information officer — or CIO — isn't just the person who keeps the computers running.


Fairer hospital parking fees thanks to 14yo's petition

21 March, 2017 by

An online petition by Sydney teenager Gidon Goodman has led to the NSW Governement's decision to cut the cost of parking at public hospitals for patients and visitors most in need.


Doctors' desperate plea for an end to bombing of hospitals in Ghouta, Syria

05 March, 2017 by

Medical staff and doctors working in beseiged East Ghouta send out a desperate plea for an end to hospital attacks.


Choose wisely and submit an abstract for National Meeting in May

23 February, 2017 by

Healthcare leaders, medical students and junior doctors are invited to submit abstracts for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2017.


AMA develops online fatigue-assessment tool

21 February, 2017 by

Fatigue and its implications are a profession-wide concern that can put at risk the health and safety of both patients and doctors.


Government announces improvements to Australian GP training

31 January, 2017 by

The Coalition Government has announced another component of its health workforce reform agenda, handing the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program selection to the two General Practice Colleges.


Why don't we know how many people die in our hospitals?

27 January, 2017 by Philip Clarke, University of Melbourne and Peter Sivey, RMIT University

About this time last year, Australia’s National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) decided not to release data on death rates across Australia's hospitals. This is the type of scandal we should be concerned about, rather than spending too much time on the travel expenses of our pollies.


Elective surgery waiting times stable nationally

11 January, 2017 by

A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows how elective surgery waiting times have been performing in recent years.


$483 million in grants to support Australian health and medical research projects

30 December, 2016 by

$483 will be shared by more than 1900 Australian researchers across four National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes.


Medical research funding — is it time for a paradigm shift?

07 December, 2016 by Andrew Whitehouse, Winthrop Professor, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

Few would quibble with the idea that medical research is among the best investments our community can make. From whatever dominant viewpoint through which you consider the world ... medical research has the ability to not only meet objectives, but produce untold human dividends for decades to come.


Louis Pasteur broth, 1888, preserved by Ainsworth donation

07 December, 2016 by

The University of Sydney's historic collection of medical pathology specimens — used to teach medical students about crucial aspects of human diseases for generations — will be preserved in perpetuity thanks to a $2 million donation from businessman Len Ainsworth.


Welcome to the Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin weekly eNewsletter

07 December, 2016 by

The newsletter will keep hospital and healthcare purchasing influencers up to date with the latest news, technology, applications and new product information.


Politics and change - medicos must engage

07 September, 2016 by ahhb


Ethics and evaluating infection control

26 October, 2015 by ahhb


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