The management of common health conditions varies considerably depending upon where people live, according to new 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).
The Medicine Shortages Information Initiative has been launched by Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, to provide information about prescription medicine shortages in Australia.
With self funding of higher-cost medicines becoming more common in Australia, leading health authorities are calling for public discussion on the issue.
Third year medical undergraduate Charles Baker has applied his background in mathematics to the field of nuclear medicine to improve liver imaging methods, which may improve diagnosis time and possibly save patients undergoing unnecessary surgery.
The Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows same-day admissions are rising at a faster rate than overnight admissions.
[caption id="attachment_7666" align="alignright" width="166"] Dr Kylie Ellis.Photo by Jennie Groom[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_7636" align="alignright" width="163"] Associate Professor Julie Redfern[/caption]
Funding worth almost $10 million will see scientists develop cutting edge treatments for life-threatening infections caused by bacterial superbugs.
For the 20th consecutive year, Nurses have been voted Australia’s most ethical and trusted professionals, with pharmacists and doctors ranked second and third respectively.
Enabling less highly-trained hospital workers to play a bigger role could improve jobs for doctors and nurses, save public hospitals nearly $430 million a year and fund treatment for more than 85,000 extra people, says a new Grattan Institute report.
In a Southern Hemisphere first, leading Australian orthopaedic and neurosurgeons have collaborated to perform the first robotic spinal surgery using state-of-the-art technology.
Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.