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Deaths of children and young people, Queensland 2013-14

'The deaths of 446 children and young people were registered in 2013–14, representing a rate of 41.0 deaths per 100,000 population aged 0&nda... More »

Queensland Health has a better outlook, so who deserves credit?

'It’s a sign of how much has changed in a few years that health has barely featured in the Queensland election campaign, despite being one of... More »

Newman deceiving voters on hospitals?

'The Newman government’s former assistant health minister has said the Liberal National party (LNP) was deceiving voters on hospitals, saying... More »

Nurse workloads critical factor in patient survival rates

The ABC News reports that 'Professor Linda Aiken from the University of Pennsylvania said her research showed every patient added to a nurse's work... More »

RB&WH training accreditation at risk?

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (4.12.14) that 'the Metro North Hospital and Health Service has dodged questions surrounding... More »

'Making a will? Why not plan your end-of-life care too' - Queensland leading the way

Roger Scott comments on a piece in The Conversation (1.10.14) 'This excellent article gives the surprising information that Queensland is one of th... More »

GP co-payment would increase emergency department waiting times

A group of researchers explain, in The Conversation (11.7.14), how new modelling shows that the introduction of a GP co-payment could see average e... More »

National Health Service privatisation in UK a bit unwell or critically ill?

The London Observer (29 June 2014) reports that: "The NHS is looking likely to be a key battleground at the general election and Labour wi... More »

Professor Lesley Barclay writes that rural health set to suffer more under the 2014 Federal budget

Lesley Barclay, Professor of Rural Health at University of Sydney, writes in The Conversation on 21 May 2014 that people living in remote and ... More »

Better ways to spend the medical research future fund

Article by Clarke, Barnett, Herbert and Graves, in The Conversation, 22 May 2014, on the Abbott government's Budget proposal to create a medical re... More »

Budget takes hospital funding arrangement back to the future

Article by Stephen Duckett of the Grattan Institute, in the Conversation, 22 May 2014

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Jenny Brands on the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

Jenny Brands wrote about Aboriginal Health research in Australia Policy Online.  In late 2012, the Lowitja Institute embarked on a project usi... More »

Dr Wayne Hall discusses drugs and double standards

The recent exchange between Alex Wodak and Miranda Devine in the Sydney Morning Herald (Ms. Miranda Devine, Puff goes the drug liberalizer, Sydney ... More »

Professor Linda Shields: 'Health Care in a Newman Queensland'

In this paper Professor Linda Shields discusses some of the changes being implemented across Queensland Health and their ramifications for the stat... More »


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