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Doctor Doctor, the TV Show

The synopsis The main character of ‘Doctor Doctor’ is Hugh Knight, a gifted but hedonistic Sydney-based heart surgeon. After an incident involving drugs and alcohol, he is referred to the medical tribunal, loses his surgical licence and is sent to … Read more…

Does Music Make for Better Surgeons?

Top 10 songs played by surgeons This week Spotify released a list of the top 10 songs played by surgeons with rock being the most popular genre, enjoyed by almost half of surgeons. Spotify worked with Figure 1, a knowledge … Read more…

Is There a Doctor on Board?

The call, “Is there a doctor on board?” is a familiar line in Hollywood movies involving plane flights but what is your legal risk to assist in an in-flight emergency? What else doctors need to know Doctors considering providing assistance … Read more…

The Rise of Telehealth in Australia

Telehealth incorporates live audio and or video links as well as the storage and transmission of medical records and data. Improved technology is allowing for greater communication between medical specialists and patients who live in the rural and remote areas … Read more…

Australian GPs Overprescribing Antibiotics

Overprescribing antibiotics for respiratory infections A study of around five hundred Australian GPs has found that antibiotics for respiratory infections are being prescribed at rates well beyond that recommended by national guidelines. The researchers published their findings in the Medical … Read more…

Hospital Doctors Still Working Unsafe Hours

Doctors unsafe work practices The Australian Medical Association (AMA), an organisation which represents registered medical practitioners and medical students, recently released data relating to its 2016 Safe Hours Audit. The audit is the fourth such audit since 2001 and is … Read more…

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