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A look back at 2014 - what a year!

A look back at 2014 - what a year!

Co-payments, cervical screening and asylum seekers — Australian Doctor looks back at some of the biggest and most important stories of 2014.

TB or not TB, that is the question

TB or not TB, that is the question

A 56-year-old male nursing home resident is sent to the ED by his GP for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis. He is a nonsmoker presents with lung infiltrates, wheezing and night sweats.

Food and fertility

Food and fertility

A woman has been trying to conceive for three years without success. Could her diet be hampering her attempts to fall pregnant?

9 golden rules of financial success

9 golden rules of financial success

Understanding the ingredients for financial success is integral, simple and achievable. What should you be doing now? What should you be doing next year?

Polio on the march

Polio on the march

The recent rise in wild poliovirus reminds us of the need for worldwide vigilance.

News

GP rebate lower than nurses under level B revamp

GP rebate lower than nurses under level B revamp

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The Federal Government's proposed level B revamp will see non-vocationally registered GPs and nurse practitioners attracting $4 more for a five to 10-minute consult than vocationally registered GPs.

A look back at 2014 - what a year!

A look back at 2014 - what a year!

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Co-payments, cervical screening and asylum seekers — Australian Doctor looks back at some of the biggest and most important stories of 2014.

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Opinion

The running of the pudding in the Xmas spirit

Dr Mike Inskip

The running of the pudding in the Xmas spirit

It was Christmas time on the urology ward. It was my honour as the most junior team member to ‘run the pudding'. My brief was to run as fast as I could to the far end of the ward and back again…

Deprescribing data right before our eyes

Dr Kate Kelso

Deprescribing data right before our eyes

Deprescribing is a bit of a buzz topic in medicine at the moment, particularly in aged care circles. A recent study found up to 30% of hospitalisations in people aged 75 and over were…

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Clinical

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Education

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Multimedia

Abbott dumps $7 GP co-pay: speech

Abbott dumps $7 GP co-pay: speech

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VIDEO: Prime Minster Tony Abbott announced the dumping of the $7 GP co-payment and $5 cut to rebates for GPs in Canberra on Tuesday. Watch his full speech here.

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Smart Practice

Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

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It is never easy to give patients bad news but some simple guidelines can aid the process.

9 golden rules of financial success

9 golden rules of financial success

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Understanding the ingredients for financial success is integral, simple and achievable. What should you be doing now? What should you be doing next year?

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