Adding more beds won’t fix emergency department pressures. Neither will one-size-fits-all processes. But improving patient flow and addressing staff shortages might.
The start of one new public health crisis didn’t mean the end of another.
By borrowing from the British NHS system of working closely with general practitioners, this radical shake-up of New Zealand’s health system can greatly improve primary healthcare.
The announcement of a new Māori health authority could radically transform health outcomes for Māori, but its success depends on how independent and accountable it will be.
New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation has been urged to reconsider a policy change that restricts access to treatment for women who suffered common birth injuries.
Nigeria’s unreliable power supply comes with a triple challenge of social, economic and environmental costs.
Those who work in the background to keep everyone healthy — public health nurses, health inspectors, laboratory techs and epidemiologists — deserve recognition in the fight against COVID-19.
The pharmaceutical waste from Buffalo City dump sites reveals that the sale of over-the-counter drugs remains vastly unregulated and under-researched.
A new report estimates that by 2050, 40 per cent of all infections will be resistant to antimicrobial treatment. This will directly cause 13,700 previously preventable deaths.
Past upgrades to the state’s medical record system have cost tremendous amounts of money, and on at least one occasion, forced clinicians to revert to paper-based methods.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
South Africa’s Competition Commission has delayed the release of the final report of an inquiry into the private healthcare again.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
Women and children remain the focus of HIV while men are disadvantaged in accessing testing and treatment in Africa.
As Canadians consider possibilities for pharmacare reform in the coming months, they should have access to the best available evidence about how it might work in our country.
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?
Nurses who moonlight admit they feel too tired to work and don’t provide the best quality of care on duty.