New national standards aim to change doctors’ prescribing habits for hospital patients with pain when they’re discharged home. But clinicians also need to ensure patients’ pain is well managed.
Guidelines galore suggest how we can take care of ourselves in concert with our doctors. Here’s why it’s not as easy as it may seem (and how those guidelines get written)
Junior doctors are often blamed when things go wrong in hospital. But are we placing too many demands on them?
To avoid ineffective treatments, we need a new way to identify and reduce questionable care. A new Grattan Institute report shows how to do it.