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Inside track: Healthcare

08 December 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Strengthening Australia's immunisation program
The Australian Government is continuing to improve Australia’s world leading vaccination program through the Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Bill 2020 (03 December 2020).  More...

New GP aged care model will further fragment care
While supporting many of the recommendations made by Counsel Assisting the Aged Care Royal Commission, the AMA warned that a proposed new model of primary care for nursing home residents risks cutting out older people’s usual GPs and creating a two-tiered plan (02 December 2020). The latest AMA submission to the Royal Commission can be viewed here.

Australian healthcare workers demand better technology to improve patient care
A global healthcare study by mobile and IoT management solutions provider SOTI reveals that only 33 per cent of Australian healthcare workers' time is spent caring for patients (01 December 2020).  More...

New standards for safe and effective digital mental health care
New National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards have been released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (30 November 2020).  More...

Criminal cartel charges laid against pharmaceutical ingredient company and its former export manager
The ACCC alleges Alkaloids of Australia and overseas suppliers of the ingredient SNBB (hyoscine butylbromide) ‘made and gave effect to arrangements to fix prices, restrict supply, allocate customers and/or geographical markets, and/or to rig bids for the supply of SNBB to international manufacturers of generic antispasmodic medications’ (30 November 2020).  More...

Queensland

Battle of the bulge: Queensland regions are nation's least active
One of Australia’s top rural doctors says it is no surprise regional Queensland is bloated with cardiovascular disease risk factors, as thinning ranks of GPs on the clinical frontline fight a losing battle against the obesity epidemic (01 December 2020).  More...

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