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Too much control by HR departments in hospitals is leading to disengagement and burnout among staff and a delay in the introduction of improved standards for patient care.

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As southeastern Australia swelters through another heatwave Martin Loosemoore and Anumitra Mirti Chand ask if our hospitals are equipped to cope.

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Hospital politics and a power imbalance between doctors and pharmacists may be a key reason why antibiotics continue to be chronically misused in Australian hospitals, new research suggests.

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Reports that Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to back down on plans to strip $4 billion from school and hospital funding in the May budget will do little to repair relations between the States and the Commonwealth, writes Andrew Lynch.

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Detecting and treating patients before they have a cardiac arrest isn’t rocket science, but it’s a life saver, writes Ken Hillman.

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UNSW’s 50 year partnership with the Prince of Wales hospital has been celebrated with a gala dinner attended by staff, alumni and special guests from both institutions.

Hospitals with unacceptably high rates of infection or patient mortality should have their funding withheld, a UNSW patient safety expert says.

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Could a system that 'caps and trades' medical errors - similar to an emissions trading scheme - improve patient safety in our hospitals?

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UNSW medical students have donated up to $200,000 worth of equipment to hospitals in developing countries, where even the most basic tests are sometimes unavailable.