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  • Health,
  • Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Professional medical organisations collaborate to help bring clarity on medical costs for patients

    In conjunction with 13 professional medical Colleges, Associations and Societies, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has released a Guide ‘Informed Financial Consent: A Collaboration Between Doctors and Patients. Assisting patients to understand their healthcare and its costs.’ (IFC Guide) to help patients understand their medical costs and fees. The IFC Guide was launched in late July […]

  • Health,
  • Jun 26, 2019
  • Author: Scott Ames
  • INSIGHT: Steroids and hormone therapies – Off label use or misuse/abuse?

    Pharmacists are expected to have a contemporary knowledge of the drugs that are subject to abuse or misuse, both generally and in their own localities. Steroids and hormone therapies are one of many groups of medications that are the subject of abuse/misuse. Many individuals source anabolic steroids illicitly from coaches, friends, teammates, gym employees, relatives […]

  • Health,Insurance,
  • Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: Claudine Watson-Kyme
  • INSIGHT: How medical practitioners can manage negative online reviews

    Patients are increasingly using social media to post anonymous reviews and ratings about medical services they have received, both good and bad. Thankfully, most are positive. However, a critical review can be distressing for the practitioner and has the potential to damage reputation despite a bad review being just a scintilla of evidence as to […]

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