A public health expert explains emergency measures recently brought in to manage the impact of Omicron on our stressed health system.
Given many departments fall short of the target, it’s time to re-think how A&E departments deliver care.
Mistakes at the hands of health care providers are a major cause of death in the US. And many of the blunders are a byproduct of the system.
Long lines of ambulances have hit the headlines in recent weeks. But ‘ramping’ isn’t a new problem for patients or paramedics. COVID means we must fix it now.
Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Scott Morrison has slammed the Queensland government, as the states press for extra funding to support their hospitals as the nation reopens
If you feel like you’re having a medical emergency then you should still go to hospital. Expect longer waits and extra precautions.
Health researchers hope a new regulation requiring hospitals to post their prices will tame soaring health care costs, but compliance and standardization are hurdles.
Watch Lotti Tajouri explain how mobile phones are vectors for bacteria and viruses, why this is a problem in our hospitals, and how you can sanitise your phone to help stop the spread of disease.
The hospital system is already strained. And this is what we face as Australia prepares to open up.
Around 70% of front-line health workers said they were exhausted in 2020. With COVID hospitalisations expected to rise in coming weeks, the pressure is about to get a whole lot worse.
Although stretched thin and imperfect, health care workers do our best for everyone who needs us, regardless of the personal choices people have made.
Outsourcing is common in many hospitals. But when health care systems outsource certain clinical tasks to separate companies, costs can go up, quality of care can fall and patients can be harmed.
Most nurses spoke of having to contend with family members who assumed patients should rest as much as possible.
We tried our hardest to provide the best care in dire circumstances. There wasn’t an alternative.
Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
A year after it became clear that COVID-19 was becoming a pandemic, there is still no cure, but doctors have several innovative treatments. Some are keeping patients out of the hospital entirely.
Publishing hospitalisation data is a good start. But ultimately we need information about each aged care facility’s performance to be publicly available.
The Productivity Commission this week released the health section of its Report on Government Services. But what does it tell us, and why is it important?
Rural health care will have to transform to survive.