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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 have risen 32.6 per cent. The report also reveals a slight increase in overall ...

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Nominations needed for Public Health Awards

As the AMA prepares for its annual Public Health Awards, the organisation has urged staff in the medical sector to nominate people or groups deserving of recognition. President Dr Michael Gannon said nominations were sought in the categories of Excellence ...

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Busy GPs need more investment: AMA

Last week’s Productivity Commission Report is evidence that Australia is home to top quality GPs that require greater investment, the AMA says. President Dr Michael Gannon said the report showed a growing demand for GPs, and a 90 per cent ...

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Blood test could detect cancer early

Australian scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hill Institute are among a team of researchers who have developed a blood test that detects cancers before symptoms appear. The test is yet to hit the market, but AMA president Dr Michael ...

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Improving the delivery of care

Health groups call on AMA to support the government’s planned diabetes reforms. Nurses, general practitioners and healthcare consumers are keeping an open-mind about the federal government's batch of reforms around diabetes management. Labor has said it will spend $449.2 million ...

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