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A UNSW-led study has confirmed for the first time that the implementation of the four-hour National Emergency Access Target has helped reduce chronic overcrowding in hospital emergency departments.

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Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it’s lengthy and stressful, and may not provide relief to patients and their families, writes Jennifer Moore.

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The Jaquie Lambie Network's plan to fix the Tasmanian health system is vague at best and unlikely to make a difference, writes Helen Dickinson.

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Unless new Federal Government changes to hospital funding for avoidable medical complications are implemented alongside other measures, they are unlikely to have much impact, writes Helen Dickinson.

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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.

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