Published Articles

Missed testing opportunities contribute to late HIV diagnoses

Targeted HIV testing among patients diagnosed with gonorrhoea offers best return on investment, researchers say
13 December 2018

Plan to give GPs greater ultrasound referral leeway

The MBS Review Taskforce is recommending replacing 31 indications for ultrasound with a general statement.
13 December 2018

Pharmacists advised to 'choose wisely' when it comes to CAM

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has issued six 'do not dos'.
13 December 2018

Failure to transfer GP data blamed for vax record holes

Researchers say the national register data is not up-to-date for 14% of children.
13 December 2018

Former RACGP president starts 'exciting' new island GP role

Dr Bastian Seidel will lead a team of doctors at a medical centre on Bruny Island.
12 December 2018

Australia urged to consider 'opt-out' organ donation

Inquiry says the scheme could reduce human organ trafficking and transplant tourism.
12 December 2018

RACGP raises alarm on 'risky' MBS plan to cut inappropriate pathology testing

Taskforce recommendation for GP 'decision support tool' and inflexible diabetes descriptors is concerning, says Harry Nespolon.
12 December 2018

Former Primary boss found guilty of falsifying books

Peter Gregg found guilty of criminal conduct in previous role with construction firm.
12 December 2018

DIY HPV testing as good as GP tests

Self-collected samples have about the same accuracy in detecting HPV, study finds.
12 December 2018

New system lets GPs prescribe cannabis in hours

The online process is so easy it's not worth becoming an authorised prescriber, says the first Australian GP to do so.
11 December 2018