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Do you know one of Australia’s best nurses?

Staff in the healthcare industry are being asked to nominate the nation’s most outstanding nurses and midwives for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The annual awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators, researchers and personal care workers for ...

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Report urges transparency in health system

A Senate committee has called for more transparency in private health insurance, and recommended making individual doctors publish their fees. The report made 19 recommendations including banning insurers from offering different rebates for the same services. The committee wants doctors' ...

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Doctors call for national care system

Australian healthcare professionals have drafted a blueprint they say will revolutionise a system that is fragmented and deliver value-based care. The blueprint, called "Healthy people, healthy systems", makes four recommendations the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association says will take the ...

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End of life research given funding boost

Australia is set to become a leader in palliative care research, thanks to a $60 million grand for end-of-life care projects. South Australia will particularly benefit, as Flinders University received $8 million for its palliative care related research. College of ...

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Nursing students deliver care in Indonesia

The University of the Sunshine's Coast's first accredited international nursing placement will see students take their medical skills to rural villages in Indonesia. One of 20 students selected for the trip, midwifery and nursing student Emma Kendall, said she hoped ...

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Humans better than robots at surgery

Robots don't always have the upper hand - new studies suggest that humans make better surgeons. As hospitals spend millions on robotics and new technology, studies by Leeds University and Stanford University have revealed that robots used in medical settings ...

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