Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons Support Clinically Indicated Hip and Knee Replacement

2018-03-15T17:02:14+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Issues, Press Releases|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has endorsed the statements made in a recent report by Move (formerly the Rheumatism and Arthritis Association of Victoria) regarding the benefits of joint replacement surgery for Australian patients. The report stated “Total joint replacement (TJR) is the cornerstone of surgical management of [...]

Thyroid Cancer and Disease Research Inquiries

2017-11-06T17:04:39+00:00April 12th, 2013|Press Releases|

All inquiries for research and information about thyroid cancer and thyroid disease in Orthopaedic Surgeons, doctors and or nurses, can be directed to Dr Peter Dewey, Research Co-ordinator, Australian Orthopaedic Association, PO Box 12, Arncliffe NSW 2205, Australia. Dr Dewey is particularly interested in medical practitioners and nurses who have [...]

QLD Health is Dudding Provincial Patients Access to Specialist Services

2017-11-06T19:15:45+00:00August 6th, 2010|News|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has called on the Qld Health Minister to urgently resolve his dispute with the Qld Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs). Central to the dispute is the provision of specialist medical services to provincial centres throughout Queensland. Under the previous agreement which expired in February [...]

Council of Procedural Specialists Public Statement on the Productivity Commission’s Research Report (PCRR), Australia’s Health Workforce December 2005

2017-11-06T17:38:39+00:00February 9th, 2006|Press Releases, Report|

COPS acknowledges the PCRR’s observations (pg 1) that “Australians have among the highest life expectancies in the world – including when disability adjusted for years of good health. Yet total of health care spending as % of GDP is not overly high by advanced OECD standards”. COPS agrees with the [...]

Medical Indemnity Crisis – Nice Words But No Answers

2017-11-06T18:21:54+00:00October 3rd, 2003|News|

A meeting this morning in Manly, Sydney between the Minister for Health (elect), the Hon Tony Abbot and the NSW Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Charles New produced nice words but no answers to the current crisis to the NSW public hospitals. Dr New said he [...]

Surgeons Warn About Cheap Spare Parts for Patients

2017-11-06T18:15:39+00:00September 8th, 1999|News|

Any attempt by private health funds to force doctors to use cheap spare parts in patients will be fiercely resisted, chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr John Harrison, said in Sydney today. "Caring doctors will not be putting anything into patients that they do not believe is [...]

Calls For Patient Power Revolution In Health Care Financing – Medicare Funds Should Be Paid In Advance Direct To Patients Medical Savings Accounts

2017-11-06T17:16:16+00:00July 22nd, 1997|News|

One of Australia's leading sports injury Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sydney based Dr Merv Cross, has called for a dramatic change in Australia's health care financing system. Dr Cross is addressing the Australian Private Hospitals Association NSW State Conference at the KPMG Centre Level 27, 45 Clarence Street,Sydney on Wednesday, 23 July [...]

Concern Raised over Possible Link to Thyroid Cancer in Hospital Settings

2017-11-06T16:58:44+00:00July 14th, 1997|Issues, News|

A disproportionate incidence of thyroid disease including cancer is causing concern among Orthopaedic Surgeons who are exposed to higher than usual amounts of radiation in their day-to-day exposure and use of radiological services including image intensifiers. National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr John Harrison said that [...]