Finding the best health provider

Family talking to a doctor about MRI scan.

Australian data shows that healthcare outcomes around Australia can vary significantly, depending on the hospital and on the provider. Variations in the method of care, infection rates and health outcomes cannot always be explained by differences in patient illness or patient preference. Some hospitals and providers would appear to provide better care for certain conditions than other hospitals and providers.

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Ovarian Cancer Australia’s Teal Ribbon Day

ovarian-ribbon

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. About 1,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, representing an increase since 1982 of 47%, likely due to an ageing population.

Teal Ribbon Day on 26 February is designed to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer.

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An Important Message and Video about Heart Attacks

heart

Does someone you know have heart disease? Perhaps your mum or dad, friend or a co-worker?

About 700,000 Australians are living with it today. So chances are, it is impacting someone close to you.

One Australian has a heart attack every 10 minutes. It is the nation’s biggest killer of both men and women.

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World Diabetes Day – November 14

Diabetes

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and engages millions of people worldwide to foster awareness of the disease.

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in Australia and affects about 3.2 million people. It is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.

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“Never Events” Policy leads to Better Quality & Safety

Operation room

An agreement between a private hospital group and major health fund to forgo payments for so called “never events” is a major step towards improving health outcomes for all Australians.

The CEO of the Private Health Insurance Industry’s peak body, Dr Michael Armitage says Private Healthcare Australia has been advocating non-payment for “never events” for many years in the hope that both the private and public health sectors would adopt the policy.

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