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Health Ombudsman to Report on Hospital Waiting Lists

27 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The performance of Queensland public hospitals in reducing surgical waiting lists and treating patients on time will soon be audited and reported by the independent Health Ombudsman.

Pharmacist of the Year Awards Announced

10 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has announced its award recipients for 2014.

One in Four Inpatients Affected by Diabetes

15 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

An Australian-first study has found the prevalence of diabetes in Melbourne hospitals is higher than previously thought, with one in four inpatients affected by the condition.

AMA Welcomes Shrinking Elective Surgery Wait Lists, but Transparency Still Lacking

18 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

AMA Victoria has welcomed today’s State Government announcement that elective surgery waiting lists are at a four year low, but ongoing data transparency is still needed for Victorians still waiting for surgery. 

New Medical Training Facility at Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School

05 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_8888" align="alignright" width="200"] Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School[/caption]

Dental Decay Recognised as a Chronic Disease

30 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Dental decay is a chronic disease. Dentists have always known it. Now the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has confirmed it in their report: Australia’s Health 2014.

Self Funding of Higher-cost Medicines Needs Public Discussion

26 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

With self funding of higher-cost medicines becoming more common in Australia, leading health authorities are calling for public discussion on the issue.

Stem Cells from Teeth Grow to Resemble Brain Cells

01 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_7666" align="alignright" width="166"] Dr Kylie Ellis.Photo by Jennie Groom[/caption]

Vaccine to Protect Against Middle Ear Infection is a Possibility

26 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

With middle ear infection the most common infection in children under the age of five, the news that a team of international researchers has moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect against it, is encouraging.

Giving patients the information they need - Medical imaging consent

18 December, 2013 by ahhb

[caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignright" width="200"] ‘Information about the risks of medical imaging services can and should be provided at appropriate times from the beginning to the end of this journey.’[/caption]

Minister Plibersek Supports ‘Patient Centred Medical Home’ Model

27 March, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to exploring key elements of general practice as the Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH).

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