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Onthewards founder talks the evolution and future of the FOAMed website Dr James Edwards (pictured) is an emergency physician and Co-Director of the Emergency Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and founder and CEO of onthewards. Dr Edwards was the Direct...
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Review leads to abandonment of chaperoning in all but exceptional cases The independent review into the use of chaperone conditions to protect patients was released in April 2017. Commissioned by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner ...
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Doctors can now share patients’ pathology reports on My Health Record From April 2017 pathology reports can be uploaded to the My Health Record allowing doctors to access pathology results instantaneously and share results with patients.The move follows a successful col...
Avant Scholarship winner’s proven ‘Quick-Wee’ method for urine collection in children Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a common infection in young children affecting 5-7% of febrile children under two years of age. If untreated UTIs can lead to serious complications. Collecting a uri...
Continuous quality improvement for the Australian medical profession Avant Mutual Group Limited ( Avant ) is Australia s leading medical defence organisation and medical indemnity insurance provider. It is a mutual organisation owned by its members and offers a range o...
End of financial year insurance strategies Tax time is fast approaching and while your investments may be receiving the attention they deserve there are also some tax-effective strategies worth investigating within your insurance portfolio.
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Avant Position Statement - Voluntary Assisted Dying Avant acknowledges the broad range of views held by our members on the topic of voluntary assisted dying. We recognise that it is a complex and personal issue. Avant believes that at the core of any f...
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Money matters: minimising bad debts and maximising satisfaction We sometimes receive calls to our Medico-legal Advisory Service (MLAS) from members for advice about obtaining informed financial consent from patients. This can help to minimise the need to chase pat...
Good luck with your internship application After studying for so many years you re finally applying for your hospital internship. All of us at Avant hope you get into the hospital you want.
A life saved … In response to calls to end the stigma associated with mental illness and pleas for doctors to speak out about their experiences we are privileged to share one doctor s story.
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