Medical receptionists have taken on new roles during the pandemic, which no-one planned for. We must not forget them and the stressful work they do.
Generally speaking, fault can only be proven when the doctor has acted outside of the professional standard of care.
Wound care might be costly, but it’s cost-effective, saving health dollars in the long run. The issue is, who pays?
The language used to describe medications is confusing, with multiple names for the same drug. A change to prescribing rules from today should go a long way to addressing this issue.
GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year. So they’re well-positioned to provide mental health care to a broad spectrum of people.
Navigating the mosaic of mental health services available is hard. A GP can help.
Current guidance is not leading to cost-effective practice.
It’s the housing sector that could do most for winter health.
Pills and ills.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we’re not fully across what is happening.
Our study suggests setting targets for antibiotic prescribing is the next step to curb their overuse.
A study that shows GPs are prescribing about five million too many antibiotic scripts a year means we have to take a radical new approach to reducing use of these drugs.
The government’s proposed changes are good, and evidence based, but whether they will work in practice is another thing.
Living with a chronic disease is hard work. Today the federal government announced its intention to “revolutionise” the way chronic diseases and complex conditions are cared for.
It’s estimated general practitioners see up to five abused women every week.
Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence will today hear how the health system can better respond to partner abuse, with the help of trained professionals and broader, government support.
Women are increasingly feeling embarrassed about their genital appearance.
New guidelines launched by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners aim to help doctors educate women about the variety of genital appearance and stop them having unnecessary surgery.
The major impediment to realising the ideal of good general practice is that few patients understand it.
Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care through our taxes, what should we expect from doctors?
New modelling shows the Medicare rebate freeze will leave GPs A$8.43 worse off per consultation.
With GPs facing greater economic pressure and the health minister considering legislative change to make it easier for GP to charge them, GP co-payments, like Lazarus, may rise again from the dead.
Will medical graduates with a hefty student loan be able to resist the higher paying specialties?
American medical graduates enter hospital training with a debt of around US$160,000 if they attended a public medical school, or US$190,000 if they attended a private school. In the United Kingdom, fees…