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Doctors from overseas


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
“G’day doc, I’m right off me tucker and crook azadog. Yesterday arvo me neighbour said it’s just the collywobbles but crikey, he’s mad as a cut snake so I thought I’d better find out…

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My Health Record: what’s next?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
The end of the My Health Record opt-out period is in sight. Unless the government decides otherwise, next month the vast majority of Australians will have a digital national shared health record. What’s next?…

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Pharmacists and doctors: Let’s change the script


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
This week saw another low point in the communication and relationships between health groups in Australia. It began after the release of a report from the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into pharmacy, which recommends that pharmacists…

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Superpowers and The new Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA)


Originally posted on partridgegp:
? Just revisiting an old post after listening to a great podcast – ‘The Good GP‘. It got me thinking. We know that General Practice is a good thing and reduces hospitalization rates (and hence healthcare…

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Vitamins: mostly harmless, mostly profitable


Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
Vitamin D is mostly harmless. Sure, it can cause toxicity (mainly hypercalcaemia), but usually at megadose levels of around 60 capsules per day. Vitamin C is also mostly harmless. My parents, advised by the medical zeitgeist…

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Has Australian general practice moved one step closer to the British NHS?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
In 2019, the Department of Health, via its practice incentive scheme, will not only start setting the key performance indicators of general practice but also further tighten its grip on practice data. It is…

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So Doctor, do you know what your duties and responsibilities are when using the My Health Record System?


Much have been said in the media about the impact on privacy and security of personal health records for anyone who had signed up or, in the near future, are being automatically signed up for a My Health Record. My … Continue reading

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Are Medically Prescribed Opioids Killing Australians?


Originally posted on Rural General Practice:
Are medically prescribed Opioids killing Australians?   In 1996 Oxycontin a drug more powerful than Heroin hit the medical marketplace. It was touted as the cure for any pain, without addiction and without risk.…

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It’s not just the My Health Record we should be concerned about


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
It’s often been said, the Australian My Health Record is not a finished project. It is evolving and has, indeed, lots of potential to improve and streamline patient care. Sadly, the privacy issues that…

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MyHR…. opt out, opt in or just ignore?


Originally posted on rain0021:
In case you haven’t heard, you will have to decide whether you want to opt-out of the Government My Health Record (MyHR) before the 15 October 2018 or you will be have one created for you.…

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