Developed in the US, an E-triage tool is providing more accurate ESI allocation.
Acupuncture, generally regarded as an alternative therapy, has been proven as a safe and effective substitute to pain-relieving drugs for some patients in emergency wards.
Rapid access to stroke treatment made possible through the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Program and Australia's first ever dedicated stroke ambulance.
"The helicopter is able to land on the roof of the neurosurgical centre and the patient is transferred directly to the operating theatre for life-saving surgery."
Simulating storm surges is challenging and important. Being able to predict storm surges could reduce flood risk.
"Hospitals are now part of the battlefield," said Meinie Nicolai, MSF president.
There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating a direct correlation between patient outcomes and the implementation of infection prevention and control programs led and staffed by infection control professionals who hold professional certification or credentialling and have a combination of comprehensive experience and formal training.
A measles alert has been issued for the greater Brisbane region, as well as Melbourne and Shepparton in Victoria after an infected woman visited those cities and stayed in the area for several days. This follows four measles cases that were diagnosed in Sydney in April.
It's now possible to take 3D images of lab-grown cancer cells to get a more realistic snapshot of how they grow, spread and respond to their environment, thanks to a new high-resolution microscope developed by US researchers.
On a warm August 2004 day in Philadelphia, I joined 150 first-year medical students on stage at the University of Pennsylvania to celebrate the start of our medical careers. The dean called our names and, one by one, draped short white coats around our shoulders. We then stood together as a class and recited the Hippocratic Oath, reflecting on the importance of becoming humanistic physicians. My parents had driven up from Kentucky and proudly sat in the audience. It was a powerful ritual and a memorable day.
Indexation and the Patient Gap The freeze on diagnostic imaging Medicare rebates has had a significant impact on the affordability of diagnostic imaging for patients. Currently in its 17th year, the freeze on indexation has resulted in the real value of diagnostic imaging Medicare rebates falling, in some cases, by almost 50 per cent. This has resulted in patients paying consistently higher gaps each year, making diagnostic imaging service costs increasingly prohibitive. Figure 4 reveals the rise in patient gaps for each modality, with the average patient gap rising by over 50% in the last six years.
The NPS MedicineWise Choosing Wisely campaign was unveiled this week and while we will be covering it in our upcoming print edition, we have obtained an op-ed discussing the reasoning behind the initiative.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has welcomed today’s Federal Court decision that Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) had engaged in ‘unconscionable conduct’ in the provision of their men’s sexual dysfunction treatments.
A giant photographic timeline documenting the medical and social achievements of the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) over more than 100 years has been unveiled, just as the state government prepares to open the new $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital in the new year.
Health Minister Peter Dutton has launched new print and web-based resources targeting people with a high risk of suffering from diabetes.