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Hospital patients are more likely to die at weekends but seven-day rosters are no panacea

If you are admitted to a hospital on the weekend, you have a higher chance of dying than if you are admitted during the week. This is known as the “weekend effect”. Evidence from the United Kingdom suggests an 11-16% increased risk of…
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What you should expect from your GP

Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. That’s about $690 for each person. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care through our taxes, what should we expect from our doctors? Generally,…
Impossible for doctors to do their job
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RACGP Video - The Good GP Never Stops Learning

The RACGP have recently released a video promoting the role of a GP through the stages of life of one family. It is a touching video, with the theme being 'The good GP never stops learning'. Although the link to that theme isn't readily apparent…
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Detention gag orders make it impossible for doctors to do their job

Doctors and health professionals have always faced ethical dilemmas when choosing to work in the immigration detention system. The majority do so with the aim of providing high-quality care to a vulnerable group; traumatised adults and children…