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Inside track: Healthcare

30 November 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

PBS support for Australians living with leukaemia
Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) (28 November 2020).  More...

$4 million for new COVID-19 research
The Australian Government is supporting six new COVID-19 research projects across four institutions, allowing researchers continue to examine the virus and our response to the pandemic (27 November 2020).  More...

AMA, Government partner up to work on permanent telehealth model
The AMA will work with the Federal Government to make Medicare-funded telehealth a permanent part of the Australian healthcare system. The temporary COVID-19 arrangements have allowed us to test the model, and shown where refinements can be made (27 November 2020).  More...

Treating the underlying causes of cyber symptoms
Australia’s health sector is constantly the target of cyberattacks, and in the first half of 2020, a total of 22 per cent of all Australian data breaches were in the health sector (25 November 2020).  More...

Emergency department visits surged during 2019-20 bushfire season
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows increases in emergency department visits for respiratory problems and sales of asthma medication in regions affected by the 2019–20 bushfires (25 November 2020).  More...

Practice and Regulation

MBA: Doctors in training to have their say in 2020 Medical Training Survey
The 2020 Medical Training Survey (MTS) will track the impact of COVID-19 on medical training, through the eyes of doctors in training.  The MTS will open in early August in line with the annual medical registration renewal period. All 2020 questions and the 2019 results are available online here.  More...

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