Facts Coronavirus / COVID-19

2020-03-20T14:47:07+11:00March 20th, 2020|News, Resources|

COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease – 19 caused by SARS-CoV-2) Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei [...]

Bega Hospital Statement

2018-06-03T14:36:37+10:00November 10th, 2016|News, Resources|

Since the inception of the Rural Doctors’ Settlement Package in 1988, Bega Hospital has been named within the hospitals eligible for that package. RDANSW believes that it remains as such. The newly named South East Regional Hospital (Bega) is located in a Modified Monash (MM) 5 region, thus more rural than most of [...]

Prosthesis listing and reimbursement process – Private Health Insurance Review

2017-12-08T10:21:38+11:00January 15th, 2016|Resources|

Dr Paul Stalley's letter regarding prosthesis listing and reimbursement process starts with "I would like to respond to each of the comments that The Department of Health has put forward in the document regarding “Issues for consideration at a round table on private health insurance, November 2015.” The issues for discussion are [...]

Position Statement from the Australian Knee Society on Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee

2018-01-23T12:37:36+11:00September 29th, 2015|Resources|

AOA Position Statement Position Statement from the Australian Knee Society on Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, with particular reference to the presence of Osteoarthritis. In preparing the following evidence based document, the Australian Knee Society, on behalf of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, has combined the individual clinical expertise of its members with the [...]

The Economy and the Health Budget

2017-11-06T19:02:50+11:00April 12th, 2013|Resources|

A presentation to ASOS by Roger Kilham (Director, Kilham Consulting) This is a summary document. A pdf copy of the original document with graphics and full text is available for download Review: 25th Anniversary of the Doctor's Dispute:economy_health_budget Today I'll chat about the world economy, the Australian economy, the Federal [...]

25th Anniversary of the Doctor’s Dispute

2017-11-06T19:08:00+11:00April 12th, 2013|Resources|

The 1984 Doctor's Dispute left an indelible mark on Australian society and in particular on the psyche of health care decision makers at all levels. Unlike elsewhere, Australian doctors had demonstrated that they were not prepared to be walked over and lose their ability to treat patients to the highest [...]

Patients Denied Access to Doctors???

2017-11-07T12:31:38+11:00June 10th, 2009|News, Resources|

This article Appeared in the SMH - 10 Jan 2009 Casualties of a sick system Julie Robotham Medical Editor January 10, 2009 A WESTMEAD Hospital scheme designed to slash costs and improve performance statistics by getting patients out of ambulances more quickly contributed to the deaths of two patients, who [...]

Submission: Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 Submission

2018-01-23T12:43:04+11:00June 10th, 2009|Report, Resources|

Submitted by Dr Gary Speck Chairman Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Elton Humphery Committee Secretary Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 10 June 2009 Dear Mr Humphery Re: Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 Submission 1. The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons [...]

The Deaf and Doctors: A Shepherd’s Two Flocks

2017-11-06T18:51:02+11:00December 17th, 2007|Resources|

POWER OF ONE Bruce D Shepherd Working on behalf of deaf children and for the independence of the medical profession The Medical Journal of Australia MJA - Volume 187 Number 11/12 - 3/17 December 2007 www.mja.com.au Power of One As I rose to speak at a seminar of two or [...]

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