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Death rates are greater if a patient is admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department over the weekend than during the working week, UNSW research finds.

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Consumers are the strongest driver for change and innovation. Their voice has been suprisingly subdued about Australia’s public health system, but that could be about to change, writes Enrico Coiera.

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As much as technology can improve the health system, it can also have deadly side effects, write Enrico Coiera and Farah Magrabi.

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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.

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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.

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UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.

Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make fundamental changes to the way society views and treats illness, a group of leading healthcare academics and clinicians will argue at a free public lecture and debate at the University of New South Wales on Monday 24 May.