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Same old story: Q&A does aged care

The aged care sector needs more funding, more staff, better training and better food. So far, so ‘same old story’. ABC’s Q&A cast its gaze on aged care this week with a panel comprised of familiar faces for those knowledgeable about ...

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Rise in out-of-pocket costs

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released its annual report – Health Expenditure Australia 2017–18 – and it shows that out-of-pocket costs for individual Australians has risen 32.6 per cent. The report also reveals a slight increase in overall health expenditure. ...

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How do we control infections in aged care?

Each year we are hearing more stories of large influenza outbreaks at aged care homes, often killing multiple people. This year is set to be a record-breaking one for influenza: the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System has reported that at ...

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