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‘Take this app’

‘Take this app’

27 JUNE, 2017 Digital diagnosis Clinical validation Commercialisation As part of Melbourne Health Research week, the event ‘Take this app and call me in the morning: The future of digital health technology prescribing’ was held in the function centre of...
Care Track Study

Care Track Study

1 MAY, 2014 Lack of national clinical guidelines Fragmented, inaccurate records High error rates A large Australian study revealed that Best Practices are often not being followed. A major study called Care Track: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery...
Basic tests, unnecessary errors

Basic tests, unnecessary errors

Basic blood tests could have shown risk of seizures A slight, eighty year old woman was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke. After spending several weeks of treatment, the doctors declared she was stable. She was then assessed for rehabilitation. The...
Stroke patient misses out

Stroke patient misses out

31 AUGUST, 2015 Emergency department mixups Treatment delays Avoidable readmissions Stroke patients should never miss out on essential treatments A fifty year old woman experienced a sudden onset of visual disturbances, abnormal hallucinations, and confusion. She had...
Delayed treatment for a broken leg

Delayed treatment for a broken leg

31 AUGUST, 2015 Repeated delays for surgery Deep vein thrombosis Inaccurate drug dose Treatment delays for a broken leg leads to ongoing health problems When Bill booked a weekend on the mountains of Victoria, treatment delays were the last thing on his mind. A tall,...