The COVID pandemic has increased the strain on an already troubled mental health system in South Australia. Now, the state's outgoing mental health boss is calling for accountability and change.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a 'license to innovate'.
Whether CPR is performed in hospital will depend on the patient's prospects of survival and recovery. But the doctors are also concerned about what the patient wants.
Using only routinely collected information, this tool can accurately determine whether a COVID patient's condition is likely to deteriorate.
The discovery of effective drugs and experience treating COVID-19 gives patients a much better chance at recovery today than early on in the pandemic.
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Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.
The pandemic’s dramatic drop in health-care use is both a crisis of unmet need and an opportunity to reduce the unneeded.
It's no wonder some Indigenous Australians are concerned about receiving different treatment in hospital.
Research out today is a timely reminder of the importance and potential of hospital in the home. This is what the model looks like – and why it's role may become even more valuable post-coronavirus.
It's time to talk to your loved ones about what care and treatment you'd want if you face death from COVID-19.
A visitor sanitises hands before entering a state hospital at Yaba, Lagos. Hospitals like this are likely to suffer power cuts as lock down force Nigerians to stay at home and consume more power.
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Effective public health response to a pandemic, depends on the availability of a stable power supply system.
Hospitals will need more space, staff and stuff as more people test positive to coronavirus. But hard decisions may have to be made if the health system gets overwhelmed with cases.
How do we develop new drugs quickly yet safely? How prepared are we to give up some personal freedoms? And how do we allocate scarce resources? These are just some of the tough questions we face.
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.
A healing garden at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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Hospitals have been designed throughout the years to be functional. But for patients, that often means cold and scary. Two experts share findings that more pleasing environments could be good for patients.
It's the housing sector that could do most for winter health.