TOPIC: Patient safety

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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Childhood vaccinations — balancing rights and responsibilities

Childhood vaccinations — balancing rights and responsibilities

What is the legal situation around childhood vaccinations, and how should we balance the rights of the individual versus the rights of the community when it comes to medical treatment?

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Should patients trust medical review websites?

Should patients trust medical review websites?

Should patients trust medical review websites, and what kind of regulation is in place to protect both doctors and patients?

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Rise of the superbugs!

Rise of the superbugs!

Be alert, not alarmed: the risks posed by superbugs are all too real and cases are on the rise.

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Featured articles

Road rights

5 things cyclists want car drivers to know

Bicycles are legally recognised as a vehicle on the road, meaning cyclists enjoy the same rights to use public roads as other road users.

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Asbestos

We need to talk about silicosis

Respiratory disease silicosis poses a threat to a new generation of Aussie workers.

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Will disputes

Everything you should know about DIY wills

DIY wills may seem like an easy option, but they're often more trouble than they're worth. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.

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