Where you practise can have significant effects on the care you can provide to your patients and your own well-being. Excessive workloads, unreasonable expectations, inadequate resources and lack of support can place extraordinary pressures on you.
When an inquest concerning treatment provided in a hospital is announced, staff at all levels feel anxious and apprehensive about the care they have provided being subjected to such public scrutiny.
It is the first time in over 20 years that such a regime has been legal anywhere in Australia. It follows multiple unsuccessful attempts to introduce such a regime in different parts of Australia.
This case demonstrates the increasingly porous boundaries between professional and personal conduct.
Fulfilling the duty of care for ’follow-up’ is primarily a matter of communication supported by good systems.
Over the last few years Medicare has been increasing its audit activity where it suspects practitioners of inappropriate billing.
The letter from the Department contained a spreadsheet of over 25 pages detailing two years of benefits paid that were the subject of the audit. Doctor Joe was invited to attend a formal interview within 2 weeks to discuss the audit and the Medicare claims he had made.
eHealth has become an increasingly significant part of healthcare. It is often seen as a way of making healthcare better, safer and more efficient. It can do all those things, but only if done right.
Celebrating 120 years of service to the medical and healthcare professions, our Charity Gala Ball will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Saturday, 7 December 2019. Help us celebrate this incredible milestone by joining us for a night of fun, entertainment, food and great company.
We would like to congratulate our members who recently received Queen’s Birthday Honours.
MIGA’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, 23 November 2019. It will be held in conjunction with a Risk Management Conference in Adelaide at the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide.