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Inside track: Healthcare

20 August 2019

#Construction & Infrastructure

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

GP questions value of location rules
Restricting schedule 2 and 3 medications to pharmacies is inflating prices, while restricting access, former Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Expert Committee - Quality Care Chair, Dr Evan Ackermann, claims (14 August 2019).  More...

Computer blunder forces Queensland hospitals back to paper records
Several south-east Queensland hospitals could not access electronic medical records for male patients for hours on Thursday because of a system update blunder. A routine overnight system update, which merged outstanding information onto patients' electronic records, was started late and overlapped with morning elective patient arrivals (15 August 2019).  More...

Health authorities issue alarming warning about essential oils
The public have been issued a stern warning not to ingest essential oils - a practice often spruiked as a natural remedy by those in aromatherapy. Queensland Health shared the reminder to its Facebook, but triggered a diverse range of reactions from more than 2000 social media users (14 August 2019).  More...

Bridging the bench-to-bedside gap: Programs to bring new medicines and devices to patients
Seeing a tool available in hospital emergency departments so that life-threatening sepsis can be diagnosed in a matter of hours, rather than the days that current testing takes: that’s a goal of QUT molecular microbiologist (12 August 2019).  More...

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