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Hospital leaves coalmine campaign after outcry from its doctors

A major hospital says it regrets its public support for a new coal mine, after its doctors complained they were embarrassed to be associated with the campaign. Queensland’s Mater Hospital has faced an open rebellion since adding its name to an advertisement — paid for by mining giant New Hope Group — calling on the... Continue reading
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Would you pick this as one of the top 3 cardiac diseases?

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains one of the top three major cardiovascular diseases affecting the Australian population trailing only acute coronary syndrome and stroke, despite treatment evolving considerably over the past decade.1 Professor Christopher Ward, head and director of research, Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, reminds GPs to have a... Continue reading
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Taxpayer-supported indemnity to be scrutinised

The future of taxpayer support for medical indemnity premiums will come under scrutiny as part of a ‘first principles review’ by the Federal Government. Five financial support schemes for doctors were introduced in the wake of the 2002 indemnity crisis, which triggered soaring premiums and the near-collapse of Australia’s biggest medical insurance company, United Medical... Continue reading
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Govt commits to national real-time script monitoring

  A national real-time prescription monitoring system will be up and running within 18 months, the Federal Government says, as it pledges to finally act on a lingering public health disaster. For more than a decade, the system has been seen as key to tackling prescription drug misuse and fatal overdoses. Minister for Health Greg... Continue reading
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Are AHPRA’s Big Brother powers justified?

Since its inception, AHPRA has been able to access both doctor and patient metadata without a warrant. Australian Doctor investigates the investigators to find out if this power is justified. There has been a big political stink over the state’s access to metadata: the details about when and where individuals make a call, send a... Continue reading
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Why are GPs still bulk-billing at record levels?

So what is going on? The Medicare rebate freeze is still inflicting an icy bite on general practice. Its teeth have been in place, save a few short breaths, since 2013, when the policy with all its political utility was employed by the Labor Government. During that time you could count the rebate increases for... Continue reading
Posted in Business, Front Page News
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