Published Articles

Reward Indigenous doctors with higher rebates, MBS review says

Policy reform would also encourage organisations to train and hire more Indigenous staff, says expert group.
07 February 2019

Skin infections a severe problem for Aboriginal kids

Serious skin infections are rife among Indigenous children who require hospital treatment for abscesses and scabies at 15 times higher rates than non-Indigenous children, a WA study shows.
05 December 2017

Plea for nicotine therapy in pregnancy

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than continuing smoking in pregnancy, and GPs should be more aggressive in encouraging its use, according to findings of an MJA review.
04 December 2017

Why some Indigenous doctors are hiding their identity

They fear of bullying and racist stereotyping.
11 July 2017

How personal tragedy inspired this Aboriginal medical student to pursue general practice

Personal tragedy is inspiring a young Indigenous medical student to become a GP and preserve his traditional culture.
09 June 2017

Pneumococcal vax failing Indigenous communities

The 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine may need to be replaced, an Australian study finds.
03 May 2017

NT's forced alcohol rehab a failure

Taking intoxicated people from the streets in the NT and forcing them into mandatory rehabilitation lacks logic, costs nearly $54,000 per patient and makes virtually no difference to their lives, a report finds.
26 April 2017

5 things that need to change to Close the Gap

Six out of seven targets haven't been met, a new report says.
16 March 2017

6 new budget updates that will affect healthcare

The Federal Government has released its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, its annual December budget update that usually contains a few surprises.
21 December 2016

Govt plans to cut PIP to fund Health Care Homes, warns AMA

The AMA has sounded the alarm over the proposed removal of three Practice Incentives Program payments, warning that the government is diverting funds to Health Care Homes.
15 December 2016