Published Articles

Medicare rebates for imaging to lift for first time in 20 years

Health minister Greg Hunt pledges $200 million to reduce out-of-pocket costs for scans.
18 March 2019

Rationing MRI machines 'makes no sense', inquiry told

Government restrictions on access to MRI scanners is skewing referral patterns, putting children at greater risk of cancer, and impacting on patients’ health, a Senate inquiry has been told.
19 December 2017

GPs heed 'do-not-do' advice on imaging

The first evaluation results for the Choosing Wisely’s campaign show that GPs are taking heed of its messages on low value and inappropriate tests and treatments. 
18 December 2017

The outdated belief that is prolonging back pain

Many patients languish with persistent lower back pain because they are encouraged to believe their condition is due to an irreversible mechanical defect, Australian researchers say.
28 November 2017