Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Medicare induction program for new employees is not always running smoothly


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
“Look at this one: in 60% of the cases he co-claims a care plan and an attendance MBS item number!” “Dodgy! How many careplans does he do?” “About three a year. But still, he…

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Does the PCEHR meet the GP Data Governance Council criteria?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
The General Practice Data Governance Council is “committed to profession-led governance regarding the issues of data collection activities in general practice,” in particular secondary use of patient data generated through clinical care delivery to patients.…

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Chiropractors’ Association of Australia provided anti-vaccine professional training by Meryl Dorey


Originally posted on reasonablehank:
At this very moment the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia is conducting its annual event, the National Development Forum. I addressed a pretty significant part of the NDF in this post:  Anti-vaccinationist is lead speaker at CAA’s…

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Practising Queensland Health midwife refers patients to the anti-vaccination network


Originally posted on reasonablehank:
The nursing and midwifery ranks are the last places the public would expect to find an anti-vaccinationist spreading the grubby word. But, we know this is not the case. Previously I have written about two anti-vaccine…

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Elective surgery in Canberra – the games they play


A crafty piece of smoke and mirrors was published in our local Canberra times today: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/drop-in-surgery-waiting-lists-20131004-2v06q.html At face value it would appear to be great news in a City where one can wait nearly three years for an elective ENT … Continue reading

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“I want you to be my friend, not my patient” – social dilemmas for rural GPs.


Originally posted on Genevieve's anthology:
I’ve just read a brilliant column by Dr Mel Clothier in this month’s Rural Doctor… Making friends is hard to do | Rural Doctor http://www.ruraldr.com.au/opinion/last-yarn/making-friends-is-hard-to-do She talks about how hard it is for rural…

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