Published Articles

OK computer: is it ethical to allow AI to determine when patients should die?

An algorithm analysing Facebook can outperform a spouse in predicting a person's personality trait, say researchers.
04 October 2018

Registered nurses to be granted prescribing rights under new nursing board proposal

But the RACGP has expressed concern at the plan, saying the writing of scripts requires the expertise of doctors.
04 October 2018

Thousands of doctors call for transfer of refugee children from Nauru

Medical groups, including the RACGP and Royal Australasian College of Physicians, have urged the government to 'end the crisis in health'.
04 October 2018

The 9 steps doctors must take to help a patient die

Victoria's voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect next year.
03 October 2018

Hidden crisis: the hourly toll of diabetic foot loss

Amputation rates in Australia are among the highest in the OECD, say diabetes specialists.
03 October 2018

Warning over plan to ban surgical assistant rebates

The MBS review wants assistants to bill surgeons directly for their work in an operation.
03 October 2018

GP struck off for prescribing to doctor-shoppers blames lack of training

IMG practised for seven years before learning about authority script system, tribunal finds.
03 October 2018

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03 October 2018

What do primary health networks do? They channel billions of health dollars, that's what

Health department figures show $4 billion in grant money has been dished out to PHNs in one year.
02 October 2018

DORA the ignorer: Prescription-tracking system failing to monitor all high-risk addictive drugs

Diazepam, quetiapine and fluoxetine contributed to ex-Navy submariner's death, says coroner.
02 October 2018