With the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 being debated in the Senate this week, the The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is arguing Australians already pay too much for their medicines.
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A vaccination program for pregnant women will help protect their newborn babies from deadly whooping cough as part of the Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy.
The management of common health conditions varies considerably depending upon where people live, according to the paper Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.
Medicines to treat diabetes and lung cancer have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Australian radiologists are using tomorrow's International Day of Radiology to unveil the results of research into a new ultra-low dose CT technique that promises a more accurate diagnosis of cystic fibrosis with significantly reduced radiation risks.
Reflecting on Standard 3, at least half of all healthcare associated infections are considered to be preventable and can cause extensive harm and have significant resource costs, writes President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, and Co-Director for Sterilization and Infection Control, Southern Health, Elizabeth Gillespie BN, RM, ORMgt, CICP, MPubHlth(Melb).
Improving access to radiation therapy for cancer patients is the focus of a new program to be rolled out across Australia.