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Tagged with “hospital” (2)

  1. Choosing Wisely in Australia

    Choosing Wisely is an global project that aims to let consumers and doctors know about tests and procedures which add little or no value - and it’s an initiative that’s come to Australia.

    Their first report is about emergency departments - the gateway to hospitals, and some would say expensive versions of general practice for a significant percentage of their work.

    The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has issued six things people should question in EDs and one of the people involved with gathering the evidence to support them was Associate Professor Sally McCarthy, immediate past president of the College.

    —Huffduffed by tregeagle

  2. Vital Signs: stories from intensive care - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Dr Ken Hillman, an intensive care specialist, speaks to Richard about his work with the very ill or dying in hospitals.

    He’s the first doctor to have formally qualified as an intensive care specialist in Australia. He says death was once treated as a relatively normal and inevitable experience. It is now a highly medicalised ritual.

    —Huffduffed by tregeagle