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The Rise of Online Doctor Services

An ‘online doctor service’ which allows people to get prescriptions and medical certificates, specialist referrals, and even medications delivered to a chosen address is subject to concerns that people using such services risk being misdiagnosed. Research shows that three out … Read more…

Marriage Equality, a Health Issue?

Marriage equality has been a top political issue in Australia since an amendment to the Marriage Act in 2004 which specifically addressed same-sex marriage. Currently, Australia is involved in a plebiscite to determine the views of the public on whether … Read more…

Fee Disclosure Website, a Good Thing or Bad?

A Sydney GP has created a website which reveals consultation fees of medical specialists, surgeons and allied health professionals. The creator of the website, Dr Richard Zhu, says he was inspired to do so following increasing unhappiness among his patients … Read more…

Australia Top for Primary Care

Prompted by the rapid growth of acute unscheduled care around the world, a survey sponsored by Philips, health technology global leader, looked at the use of emergency departments across seven countries to determine the demands on acute care providers as … Read more…

How likely are robots to replace GPs?

The study found that respondents in countries with restricted access to health care were much more likely to be willing to interact with a device or robot. Overall 54% of respondents said they would be willing to talk to an … Read more…

Why You Should Be Working as a Practice Nurse

Working as a practice nurse Practice nurses are considered an integral part of an efficient clinic and can assist with providing faster care to patients. Practice nurses are often involved with counselling patients on lifestyle issues or managing chronic diseases … Read more…

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