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GPs want clinical handovers, not discharge summaries


Originally posted on partridgegp:
Partridge Street General Practice is all about professional, comprehensive, and empowering General Practice care by our GPs. When we refer our valued patients for treatment elsewhere we promote the same high standards, values, and communication  that…

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Opt out or opt in – but whatever you do make a decision!


After months of anticipation the big day finally arrived – as of 16 July 2018 Australians can choose to opt-out from having a My Health Record We can spend time on the fiasco that the opt-out roll-out has turned out … Continue reading

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Thinking about procreating?


Originally posted on rain0021:
Whatever you call it – up the duff, knocked up, a bun in the oven or eating for two, before getting pregnant there are a couple of things worth considering. Now because I am a doctor…

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A brave new frontier for medical consent


It has been fascinating to watch the issues surrounding the My Health Record evolve. Longstanding readers of my blog would know that I have had a bee in my bonnet for many years about informed consent to participating in the … Continue reading

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This is how your data in the My Health Record will be used


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
On Friday the Federal Government quietly released its long-awaited framework for secondary use of information contained within the My Health Record. It will generate discussion as it is controversial. The release of the framework to guide…

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You can’t have your cake and eat it too


You can’t have your cake and eat it too You can’t have your cake and eat it too — Read on doctorsbag.net/2018/05/08/you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too/

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Is value based healthcare devaluing care?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
There’s a lot to say for high value care. High value care is healthcare that generates a large amount of benefit for patients and the community compared to the resources invested. But there are…

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Why I may sign you fitness to drive form


Originally posted on rain0021:
“Well, Mr Terry I have some bad news. The results of your tests shows me that it is no longer safe for you to drive.” “But why, young whipper snipper, you don’t understand, I’ve been driving…

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To pee or not to pee. The prostate question


The headline screams out “Kochie gets tested for prostate cancer ” and viewers are told that blokes are “boofheads” who should all get the bloodtest and the finger up the bum. It makes sense doesn’t it ? After all prostate … Continue reading

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Can we deliver high value care with one eye on the clock and the other on the screen?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
Given longer consultations are associated with better health outcomes, the Medicare Benefits Schedule should be restructured to incentivise appropriate consultation time in general practice. It is estimated that doctors are making an incorrect diagnosis…

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