Clinical Services

Medicine Shortages Information Initiative launched

27 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


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.




Student Applied Mathematics to Improve Liver Imaging Methods

08 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


AIHW Report on Australian Hospital Statistics 2012-2013 Now Available

01 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


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]


Experts Propose Adoption of a Cohesive Cardiac Care Approach

30 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_7636" align="alignright" width="163"] Associate Professor Julie Redfern[/caption]


Research Grants Awarded to Developing New Therapies for Life-threatening Infections

24 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Funding worth almost $10 million will see scientists develop cutting edge treatments for life-threatening infections caused by bacterial superbugs.



Nurses Remain Australia's Most Ethical and Trusted Professionals

23 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


Grattan Institute Report Says Health Professionals Squandering Skills

14 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


Australian Surgeons Perform First Robotic Spinal Surgery in Southern Hemisphere

09 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


Free Online Biomedical Imaging Courses

03 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.


Challenges in controlling infection for the 21st century

02 April, 2014 by ahhb

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