Monthly Archives: June 2016

Deskilling – can we avoid it ?


My wife and I were trained in South Africa. Out of sheer necessity we were able to give anaesthetics, do Caeserian Sections and take out appendixes when we finished our Intern years. Over there there is no one else to … Continue reading

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What Is Real Anymore?


Originally posted on Behind the White Coat:
“MOM! I want an iPad! Can I have an iPad?” He breathlessly scrambled into his booster seat, still sweaty from his karate class. “No. I let you use mine now and then, don’t…

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Medicare – a brief explanation for our patients


This is how Medicare works when you go to your GP

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Big health corporates win, but who keeps your family out of hospital?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
Big health corporates seem to be doing well at the expense of grassroots general practice. This raises concerns about the delivery of patient care in our communities – including keeping people out of hospital.…

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Medicare’s IT system


Our journey with the madness that is Medicare’s IT system

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So what is Bulk billing ?


Much have been written in the last few weeks about Medicare Rebates and being bulkbilled. There are two separate issues that needs clarification here. The first issue is the value of the rebate – the following graph clearly demonstrates the … Continue reading

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