We can trace an apple back to its grower, but not medical products back to patients. Traceability needs to be a focus of our healthcare system.
Soon new international standards will replace the existing Australian ones. We outline the key changes and how they can help save lives.
The new Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act is designed to make it easier for the seriously ill to end their lives; but implementing it may be challenging.
On 1 July 2019 the new Aged Care Quality Standards will come into effect. Here's how to prepare.
The third Atlas examines neonatal and paediatric health, thyroid and gastrointestinal investigations and treatments and cardiac tests.
Patients experiencing financial toxicity on top of their health issues find it harder to recover. There are simple ways to ease the burden.
Vigilant nurses, midwives and carers want to do more to reduce waste in healthcare. Here are a few tips.
The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation has identified a number of concerning trends, including women having caesareans unnecessarily early.
Ros Morgan is the ANMF (Vic) Environmental Health Officer. She uses a creative approach to sustainability, with effective results.
The new standards will be enforced by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission when it comes into being from 1 January 2019.
Dr Lesley Braun's willingness to 'get out and try' has led to unexpected career opportunities. She shares her story and lessons learned.
Some 30,000 people develop VTE in Australia annually. More than 5000 people die as result, over half of these within 90 days of hospitalisation.
Vulnerable communities, in particular, could be at risk due to climate change. But there are actions healthcare professionals can take to mitigate this.