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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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Gout on the rise, underdiagnosed in aged care

Gout is a condition that affects approximately 187,000 Australians yearly. The global prevalence of gout is increasing and is highest in the Australasia region. More prevalent in older people, instances of gout peak in the age bracket 75–84 years (up to ...

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New 3D pressure injury research underway

Recent estimates put the cost of pressure injuries to the health system at $983 million per annum, representing approximately 1.9 per cent of all public hospital expenditure or 0.6 per cent of the public recurrent health expenditure. In aged care, the average daily ...

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Are pill organisers doing more harm than good?

The humble pill organiser could be doing more harm than good, according to researchers. Researchers from the University of East Anglia have developed a guidance system to help prescribers and pharmacists decide which patients should use a pill organiser. The study ...

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