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The not-so-dirty dozen

Twelve professionals from various fields are helping to lead a project with the potential to generate a clean, cost-effective solution to hospital waste. By Linda Shields Hospitals generate huge amounts of waste. Overall Australian figures are hard to collate, but ...

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Emergency department to trial asthma packs

Changing hospital procedure may be the key to reducing the number of emergency department visits due to asthma. A new study by a team comprising the Asthma Foundation Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital will ...

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Coming societal changes and how to adapt

The latest edition of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) peer-reviewed academic journal Australian Health Review has delved into the social developments that could influence the delivery of health services in the near future. The work is based on megatrends ...

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Neonatal program helped Aboriginal mums: study

A maternity program using Aboriginal grandmothers led to greatly improved health outcomes for Indigenous mothers and their babies. The Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice Program (AMGPP) aimed to provide culturally appropriate care. It employed Aboriginal grandmothers, Aboriginal health officers, and midwives ...

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