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Academics explore best practice in vascular access

Australia can put vascular access devices to better use, experts said. Academics from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland said best practice for IVs and other devices within medical settings would improve patient outcomes and provide cost savings. Professor Claire Rickard ...

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BUDGET: Key measures for nursing

  Medicare Benefits Schedule – pause on rebate indexation extended The government will achieve savings of $925.3 million over two years from July 1, 2018 by extending the pause on indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule fees for all services provided by general practitioners, medical ...

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Federal Budget 2016: The sector reacts

Peak bodies often use the term mixed bag when discussing how healthcare fares in each year’s federal Budget, and the 2016–17 showing is no different. Below, Nursing Review gets the lay of the land from some of the sector's leaders and ...

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Clarity is key in transfers of care: panel

The importance of good communication and concerns surrounding consumer-directed care were among the key points of discussion at Akolade’s Transfer of Care for Complex Consumers conference today. The topics were covered during a panel discussion on what consumers expect from ...

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Patients hurt by govt health plan: inquiry

State governments and health experts have come out swinging against the federal government's plan to slash public hospital funding. The government's 2014/15 budget included plans to change the way it funds public hospitals from 2017/18, indexing it on population growth ...

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Quarantine health from GST: ANMF

Nurses have called on the government to rule out any move that would result in the GST being extended to include basic health services. In a statement, ANMF federal secretary Lee Thomas said reports that the Coalition was considering such ...

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