An international study comparing outcomes in 10 OECD countries for elderly patients following hip fractures or heart disease has found Australia's healthcare system is one of the best in the world.
The government has announced $37 million funding boost for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnostic and support services.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) are set to review patient safety issues in the cosmetic sector, including how to strengthen risk-based regulation of practitioners in the industry.
As Australia emerges from lockdown and our cities begin to reopen, the excitement on the city streets is palpable. However, the same cannot be said for our hospital wards.
The NSW Ambulance service has upgraded the Far West Project 25 (P25) radio network with improved coverage and network performance for critical communication operations.
NDIS participants living in rural and remote Australia are facing significant issues accessing support to achieve their goals. This is resulting in a mammoth amount of unused funds and many left needing help.
A study by Australian researchers has found changes in the gut microbiome of people on the autism spectrum appear to be due to ‘fussy eating’.
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital has trialled a new approach to geriatric care based on a range of evidence-based medicine principles introduced by a local geriatrician, Dr Peter Lipski.
The federal government has accepted all 38 recommendations from the Independent Review of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities.
A new study has found that only 14% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people — defined as before the age of 25 years — across northern Australia have blood glucose levels within recommended targets.
Aged-care providers throughout Australia will have the opportunity to volunteer to be involved in a nationwide aged-care quality indicators pilot trial, set to commence in January 2022.
Clinically significant cataract is associated with an increased risk of death from vascular causes, such as stroke and heart attack, according to a study led by Australian researchers.
A two-year trial, which included 7195 residents from 60 Victorian aged-care facilities, has found that addition of dairy foods into the daily diet of aged-care residents can reduce fractures and falls.
NSW hospitals could achieve annual savings equivalent to the cost of hiring 40 new nurses by recycling 40–60% of plastic waste, according to a report by NSW Circular.