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.
As southeastern Australia swelters through another heatwave Martin Loosemoore and Anumitra Mirti Chand ask if our hospitals are equipped to cope.
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.
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.
Detecting and treating patients before they have a cardiac arrest isn’t rocket science, but it’s a life saver, writes Ken Hillman.
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.
Could a system that 'caps and trades' medical errors - similar to an emissions trading scheme - improve patient safety in our hospitals?
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.