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Inside track: Healthcare

19 April 2021

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Suspected clotting death investigated as AMA urges media not to 'play doctor' over vaccines
Doctors demand the media be much more cautious in reporting blood clot cases in people who have received COVID-19 vaccines, warning public confidence in the program is being undermined (16 April 2021).  More...

Buy now, pay later becomes payment option for elective surgery in parts of Australia
Patients undergoing elective surgery will have the option of delaying payments for operations under a new arrangement targeting those who have dropped their private health insurance. It has prompted warnings the move could be financially risky (16 April 2021).  More...

Health sector gets first-ever guide to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
The first ever road map to guide the health sector to zero greenhouse gas emissions will be launched in Australia by the Climate and Health Alliance and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (Pacific Region) (16 April 2021).  More...

Australia: A nation ready for end-of-life choices
Australia is at a tipping point when it comes to end-of-life choices and euthanasia laws, but only three states have passed legislation to provide their constituents with this end-of-life choice (16 April 2021).  More...

Drug-induced deaths continue to rise
More than five Australians a day died as a result of misuse of drugs – including medications – in 2019, with opioids the most commonly identified substances in drug-related deaths (1,121), the latest National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre report reveals (16 April 2021).  More...

Indemnity for GPs administering COVID-19 vaccines
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt assured Australians that the Government will take on any indemnity issues that might arise from potential side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 (15 April 2021).  More...

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