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High risk, poor outcome surgery

High risk, poor outcome surgery

1 MAY, 2014 Lack of honesty about end of life Profits put before patients outcomes Intensive Care death A conflict of interest between large profits from performing acute surgery and patients with end of life conditions, can lead to terrible outcomes. An elderly man...
In defense of Norman Swan

In defense of Norman Swan

The recent 4 Corners program called ‘Wasted’ was a big step forward for Australia. This country lags behind other Western societies, who have been publicly debating fraud and waste in health care for some years. The winners of this misspent money are the...
Obesity and surgery

Obesity and surgery

31 AUGUST, 2015 Morbid obesityHigh risk surgeryDeteriation post operatively There are times when ‘saying no’ to medical treatment is safer than saying ‘yes’. Morbid obesity and surgery don’t mix. An morbidly obese woman in her sixties called...