TOPIC: Patient safety

Something gone wrong with your medical treatment?

Something gone wrong with your medical treatment?

When something goes wrong with your medical treatment, it can have a devastating effect on you and your family.

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Getting the best result from a post-treatment hospital meeting

Getting the best result from a post-treatment hospital meeting

Hospital treatment is not always straight forward and sometimes people suffer from poor experiences or outcomes. Patients may want to discuss their treatment with the providers and ask questions and obtain answers about their treatment and what went wrong.

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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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Skin cancer: the importance of early detection

Skin cancer: the importance of early detection

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 prevent skin cancer. Despite this, we still have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. With a long latency period, skin cancer can often be the result of overexposure at any age.

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