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Healthcare

Top marks for healthcare in Queensland

The latest statewide survey has highlighted the strength of Queensland's healthcare system, with patient satisfaction measures scoring particularly well. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg recently revealed the results from the survey, which regularly assesses how satisfied Queensland patients are with the service they receive from hospital. According to the study, three-quarters of Queenslanders said they were "satisfied"…

15 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

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How can we ensure quality, safety and efficacy in self-care?

Self-care has evolved tremendously in the past four decades. With the advent of the Internet, diverse sources of health advice and information are now just a few clicks away. Quality, safety and efficacy should be the core emphasis for self-care, so that individuals can reliably choose self-care products and services to look after their health…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

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How can we make healthcare more affordable for Australians?

The Australian healthcare system is one of the top four amongst the western countries according to a recent report conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. Yet the industry is met with soaring demand, underfunding and resource constraints. Private health insurers are playing a more important role than before to help and improve the healthcare system, in…

7 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

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Are Australia’s nursing graduates under threat?

Nurses play a vital role in any country's healthcare system, and ensuring there is a steady pipeline of local talent is essential. However, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the ease of access to 457 visas is pushing many home-grown nurses out of the picture. ACTU President Ged Kearney recently revealed that…

27 May 2014, by Informa Australia

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Performance data highlights strong healthcare in Queensland

The Queensland government recently released new healthcare performance data on key areas around the state, and the figures indicate that its residents are certainly in safe hands. In compiling the quarterly review, the government assessed a range of critical measures to gauge how healthcare providers in various cities were performing. These included metrics such as…

26 May 2014, by Informa Australia