February 17, 2015
Doctors have very stressful, emotionally taxing jobs, and many are afraid to ask for help when they need it most, writes Radio National journalist Ann Arnold.
May 23, 2014 9
Germany recently scrapped a GP co-pay similar to the one being brought in by the Australian government. Crikey intern Danielle Thompson asks: will Australia's work out any better?
April 3, 2014 10
The Queensland government his locked into a nasty dispute with doctors, and voters are sick of it. Mark Bahnisch, commentator and Centre for Policy Development fellow, says the result is considerable ill will.
March 17, 2014 3
Inflight 'news' at Qantas ... Queensland doctors revolt over cuts ... Liberals a sporting chance in SA ... Bake for the ABC (banana cake?) ...
February 27, 2014 1
Axe to fall on comms bureaucrats? ... Biz Spec commenting curio ... Qld doctors to strike? ...
July 10, 2013 3
Australia's leading medical publications are helping to fund a campaign against self-education cuts -- despite hints of self-interest. Has it affected their coverage?
March 1, 2013 22
Australia is not in the grip of a GP shortage -- in fact, there is a costly oversupply of doctors. Monash University demographer Bob Birrell crunches the numbers and has some suggestions for future policy.
November 1, 2012
Some 150 international medical students don't have intern placements for next due. The situation is critical, for students and the healthcare sector, writes Sydney University Medical Dean Bruce Robinson.
October 11, 2012 2
An apparent bungle has fed concerns that some trainee doctors in Victoria may miss out on ongoing positions in hospitals -- at a time when the serious national doctor shortage has people worried.
March 29, 2012 13
Foreign medical practitioners who want to work in Australia say their crucial English exam results were sabotaged by unacceptable conditions. Bianca Kerr reports some were "humiliated" by the process.
January 17, 2012 45
Too often we seem to forget in debates about our mythical "health system" that much healthcare is provided by private interests, whether private practitioners or companies.
June 7, 2011
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is moving to be more transparent about how much it pays health care professionals, but GP Dr Peter Mansfield has mixed feelings about the announcement.
May 19, 2011 15
Crikey reads have their say.
July 5, 2010 4
Some doctors are concerned about Jayant Patel's conviction for manslaughter and his sentence to seven years imprisonment. Why? Because it sets a dangerous precedent, writes Professor Merrilyn Walton.
June 18, 2010
There are now more than 13,600 known diseases, meaning doctors become specialists and ignore the medical system as a whole, Dr Atul Gawande told Stanford’s School of Medicine graduating class.
May 27, 2010
What does a highly successful doctor read? W H Chong listens as three doctors with massive IQs recount their favourite books, escapist fiction and Freud in medicine.
January 21, 2010
The major issue affecting our hospitals isn't lack of funding, it's dealing with the insane and complicated bureaucracy that entangles multiple hospitals together. Time for communities to take back ownership of their local hospital, writes Miranda Devine.
December 22, 2009 2
Hospitals and regulators, if they are satisfied with the supervisory structure around overseas trainees, should be able to approve their employment in the system, writes Professor Guy Maddern from St Anywhere.
October 28, 2009
Marketing of products is something all surgeons must live with on a daily basis. Representatives visiting and discussing new products is appropriate. Free giveaways are not, writes Professor Guy Maddern.
October 27, 2009 20
Victorian doctors who oppose abortion are legally obliged to be involved. The law doesn't just legalise abortion, it silences dissent, writes Sinclair Davidson.