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Running, jumping, tackling, not to mention handling the ball, means Aussie Rules players risk injuries to their hands and wrists serious enough to send them to the emergency department.
Health is the largest single component of state government expenditure.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It’s no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Trauma isn’t just about physical injuries.
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The emotional injuries from trauma can be as disabling as the physical injuries. But in the US only a handful of trauma centers employ licensed psychologists to look after patients and and families.
Be prepared to wait when you get there.
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says A&Es are seeing and treating people faster than any other country that measures performance. Is he right?
For patients, the availability of beds is more important than the overall number.
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Anononymised information from emergency departments can improve policing.
With so many lurid reports of violence on our TV screens, it’s easy to think that the police know about all or most incidents. But they don’t. The National Crime Victimisation Survey in the US and the…
Overcrowding in emergency departments is not due to low-urgency patients using resources, as previously thought. Instead…