The speciality of intensive care has a responsibility to begin a discussion about the limitations of modern medicine and the inevitability of ageing and dying, writes Kenneth Hillman.
Close to half of the tests ordered by doctors on the day of a patient's discharge from hospital are not looked at again, UNSW research has found.
The findings of the CareTrack study highlight what we need to target if we want to lead the world in better health delivery, write the study's authors Bill Runciman and Jeffrey Braithwaite.
Australians receive “appropriate” health care in only 57 per cent of consultations, according to the first ever national snapshot of the quality of clinical care.
Australian researchers are calling for the open sharing of clinical trial data in the medical research community, saying there's a case for using software hackers as role models for the open access of information.
Medication prescribing errors can be reduced by as much as 66 percent with the introduction of electronic prescribing technology in hospitals, new Australia-first research shows.
A behind-the-curtain look at Australian hospital emergency rooms by UNSW researchers shows an entrenched culture of patient "packaging and selling".