The Iraqi health sector has struggled for years to keep up with standards and technology in healthcare, due in large part to the 1991 sanctions.
An ‘open’ approach to hardware could make production bottlenecks a thing of the past.
If hospitals are not thoroughly cleaned, patients may be at higher risk of infection. We tested a new approach to hospital cleaning, and found it could reduce infections and save money.
Security guards won’t protect paramedics and community nurses from violent patients. And in hospital, some security guards can unwittingly escalate violence, unless they’re specially trained.
Each year, inspectors visit Australian hospitals. But they’re less like secret shoppers who identify flaws, and more like guests of a carefully orchestrated performance. This needs to change.
Melbourne neurosurgeon Dr Michael Wong was stabbed in a hospital foyer in February, 2014. He recalls his attack with painful clarity and calls for better protection for hospital staff.
Australians can’t tell which private hospital is safer then the next because the data isn’t publicly available. It’s time that changed.
Antibiotic resistance is a major health threat that causes almost 700,000 deaths a year, and its toll is expected to grow. Here are some things you can do to offer your own resistance.