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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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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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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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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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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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