Published Articles

MBS restrictions on vit D testing 'a blunt instrument', analysis suggests

A new clampdown has been proposed, but was the last one a failure?
14 March 2019

Blinded by 'science': How patients are fooled by CAM 'pathology' tests

Review finds 11 tests commonly ordered by CAM practitioners lack clinical validity and utility.
13 March 2019

MBS Review: Push for GPs to jump through rebates hoop for imaging

The task force wants doctors to use decision-support software to curb over-testing.
16 January 2019

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

Pathologists 'taken for granted' by other doctors

Too many doctors think tests enter a black box that pops out the answer, says college president.
15 November 2018

Officials launch investigation into rent deals between GP clinics and pathology providers

The health department has identified hundreds of centres that may be breaking the law.
04 September 2018

Women facing two-week delays in accessing cervical cancer screening results

Nine months after its launch, automatic functions still not working
06 August 2018

Concern over direct-to-consumer baby screening tests

New infant mouth swab kit is 'potentially confusing' and doesn't replace standard newborn screening
27 July 2018

BNP is now recommended to confirm heart failure

Measurement of plasma natriuretic peptide is now recommended when heart failure diagnosis is uncertain, according to draft clinical guidelines.
18 April 2018