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Where did our health data go?


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
Data is like garbage, you’d better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it ~ Mark Twain It took a while, but the Department of Health is now inviting…

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About addictive painkillers and dirty backdoor deals


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
It is concerning that those who have been given responsibility to look after the health of Australians take decisions influenced by?commercial interests instead of sound evidence and common sense. As I have said before…

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Bizarre research article about parental confidence in GPs gets a mention in ABC’s Media Watch


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
In an?earlier post I mentioned the?bizarre article published by a paediatrician from the University of Melbourne. The article concluded incorrectly that “confidence with GPs is an issue for parents of many walks of life”.…

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All that “GP stuff” in the Emergency Department


Originally posted on Nomadic GP:
“We are just FULL of GP stuff today. We’re pretty much just running a GP clinic” you say, with a big sigh and roll of the eyes. You’re an emergency nurse or maybe a doctor. You’re…

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The Tipping Point


Originally posted on Behind the White Coat:
“Do you have an appointment?” she asked. “Nah. I’m just going to sit here until the weather passes,” the man said gruffly. He sat down in the corner out of her line of…

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Pain clinics: how did such a fresh idea turn sour?


Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
EnDONE by Ben Frost A report from the NT coroner this week about an opioid-related death raises a question I started asking after my very first referral to a pain clinic: what is the point of…

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Not just a GP – I’m your specialist in uncertainty


Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
As a GP I’m your ‘specialist in life’. Yet life, as we know, is a tumultuous, unpredictable creature. What I actually specialise in is managing chaos. It’s no exaggeration to boast that, after 25 years of…

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The doctor will see you… never. Issues with online referral services.


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
Source: qoctor.com.au There are many benefits of online health services and they can complement traditional face-to-face GP visits. But there are also examples that raise questions. The young woman?was in tears. When?she came in…

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what I do for thirty seven dollars and five cents


Reblogged on WordPress.com Source: what I do for thirty seven dollars and five cents

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Google Health Cards: the first test drive


Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
Google’s new health cards became active in Australia just a few hours ago, so I figured I’d be first to give them a test run. Health cards are Google’s attempt to give the lay public sensible…

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