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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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Using the My Health Record AND staying out of Court


Longtime readers of my Blog would know that I have written & shared others’ writings about the Australian Government’s My Heath Record on many occasions. 2013 – I wrote about the complexity of the issues and why we had configured … Continue reading

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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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A powerful summary


Expert advice seems to be taking a backseat while populism is gaining momentum. via The rise and fall of the medical expert — Doctor’s bag

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Health Care Homes: not yet where the heart is


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
Doctors have called on the Federal Government to delay the implementation of the Health Care Homes model from the current starting date of 1 July 2017 by at least three to six months. Here’s why.…

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