Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it's a lengthy and stressful process, and rarely provides relief to patients and their families.
Public hospitals in Australia are owned and operated by state (and territory) governments. So why does the Commonwealth government attract blame for lack of hospital funding?
We are paying more for our health insurance because we are using it more. No crude, short-term measures to restrict premium growth will deal with this fact.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we're not fully across what is happening.
The reality of how the so-called penalties will work won’t match the rhetoric.
We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it's not used to make us safer or more comfortable when we're admitted.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'
Shortages negatively affecting ability to care for patients
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
A recent study found that 30 per cent of Canadian health care is unnecessary. Here are five recommendations to avoid pointless health care -- for doctors and patients.
Evacuations and disruptions to health care during and after disasters like Hurricane Harvey are serious threats for older adults, who may need support well after relief operations end.
New research shows that older people are especially at risk during and after natural disasters, and may need medical help or other support well after relief operations end.
Why do a higher proportion of children in England end up on wards after being checked into emergency departments?
Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Australians can't tell which private hospital is safer then the next because the data isn't publicly available. It's time that changed.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
The poor quality of hand sanitisers in Kenya poses a health concern. If this market remains unregulated these products might encourage the undetected transmission of infectious pathogens in hospitals.