TOPIC: Patient safety

My Health Record: what to do if you missed the opt out deadline

My Health Record: what to do if you missed the opt out deadline

If you missed the opt out deadline of 31 January 2019 and a record is created, you can permanently delete your record at any time. The ‘My Health Record’ scheme has obvious potential to improve health care outcomes. But it’s also important that you know what you are consenting to, who is accessing your records and for what purposes they can be used.

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The skin cancer threat: top tips to reduce your risk

The skin cancer threat: top tips to reduce your risk

Since the ‘slip, slop, slap’ campaign was launched in 1981, most Australians would be well aware of the steps that need to be taken to limit their sun exposure and to prevent skin cancer from occurring. However, despite the success of the ‘slip, slop, slap’ campaign, Australia still has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with the Cancer Council reporting that two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.

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Is the fear of antibiotic resistance impacting patient’s medical treatment?

Is the fear of antibiotic resistance impacting patient’s medical treatment?

The World Health Organisation has described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats to human health. This however shouldn’t deter medical professionals from providing antibiotic therapy in cases that warrant and require such treatment.

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When to push for medical treatment: Jodie’s story

When to push for medical treatment: Jodie’s story

It never hurts to seek a second opinion if you think that your treating GP is not giving you the correct course of action.

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