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Worries over waiting list at secure hospital

Waiting lists will continue for prisoners needing treatment at Victoria's secure forensic mental health hospital, despite the addition of 18 new beds, a report says. In its annual report on Thursday, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health or Forensicare ...

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Health record data leak inevitable: Labor

Labor has warned Australians' health records will inevitably leak through a controversial online system, urging the government to go further in protecting data. Opposition health spokesperson Catherine King said her party would not oppose legislation to strengthen the e-health records ...

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New tool could shred nurses’ paperwork

The paperwork nurses have to complete could be dramatically cut, following the trial of a new streamlined patient risk assessment tool. University of Queensland researchers said it will improve management in Australia’s busy hospital systems and leave more time for patient ...

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Screen-detected cancers less likely to cause death: AIHW

Australians diagnosed with breast, cervical or bowel cancer through screening tests are less likely to die from the diseases than those diagnosed by other means, a new report has found. The study has also revealed the most disadvantaged Australians are ...

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