How do you know if a brace is better versus the patient just believing it is?
Are more technologically advanced prosthetics and orthotics actually better for improving health? Or do we just think they are better? And most importantly, how do we figure it out?
What rights do you have when discussing medical treatments or test results with your doctor?
It's all very well having rights. But what do these rights really mean when you're with your GP, in hospital or in a nursing home?
There are more radiological scans than ever, but too few radiologists to interpret them.
The Medical Futurist
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.
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People are increasingly considering themselves experts on drugs.
Bulk-billing rates have been trending upwards for well over a decade.
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Yes, 86% of GP visits were bulk-billed in 2017-18, up from 82% when Labor was in power. But they also rose under Labor, while the percentage for "patients" seems to be lower than the percentage for "visits".
Free office food isn’t there just to fill your belly.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the 'right' kind of lifestyle.
As machine learning progresses, its applications include faster, more accurate medical diagnoses.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
There needs to be more focus on treating people before they need a hospital.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
The Phelophepa train offers eye, dental and psychology clinics as well as HIV screening and vaccines.
The Phelophepa Train
How working with limited resources in remote areas helped improve the skills of one healthcare professional.
The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018.
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Many health professionals leave Africa because they don’t know how to handle the non-clinical systemic problems.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
The biggest problem in the Indonesian universal healthcare program is that members' contribution is less than the spending to pay claims for hospitals and other health services.
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NHS Wales staff have been using their expertise and experience to suggest new ways of working.
Many Australians are feeling less secure about the future, despite rising income levels since 2000.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
Telomeres, a part of DNA that hold the key to biological aging.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
Findings from South Africa's Health Market Inquiry makes recommendations to close the information gap between service providers and consumers.
The persistent stigma surrounding incontinence has paralysed today’s inventive minds.
Debates around South Africa's health market inquiry must remember that not all proposals for regulating private economic activity are an attack on the market.
I joined a Facebook group about organ donation. Within two days an Indian man offered to sell me his kidney.