TOPIC: Patient safety

Why we need tighter regulations for dodgy doctors

Why we need tighter regulations for dodgy doctors

Victoria is the first state to push for reforms to the national health practitioner watchdog. Other states should follow suit.

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What you should know about complementary medicine

What you should know about complementary medicine

With many of us now seeking out a more holistic approach to our health, how can you make sure you can trust your treater of choice?

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End-of-life treatment – when is enough, enough?

End-of-life treatment – when is enough, enough?

At what point does the provision of end-of-life treatment become harmful for patients, and how can we plan to avoid difficult situations for our loved ones in the event that we can no longer speak for ourselves?

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Patient safety the first casualty with medical tourism

Patient safety the first casualty with medical tourism

Australians are heading overseas for medical procedures in record numbers, but those considering doing so should carefully consider the risks involved.

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