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New opioid regulatory reforms commence January 2020 New opioid regulatory measures are coming into effect in the New Year to support safe and clinically appropriate opioid prescribing practices without restricting doctors from accessing them for patien...
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Fatal assumption: communication failures A case by an elderly man s family against the member who provided him with palliative care reminds doctors of the danger of making assumptions and the need for a proper handover.
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Non-compliant patient: Court absolves doctors With patients becoming increasingly likely to visit multiple doctors it is vital to find ways to ensure continuity of care to improve their health outcomes.
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Avoiding the spotlight: Medicare review Here are answers to some common questions from members about the review process and advice on good practices to avoid a review.
ArticlesPatient communicationPractising professionally
How to stop iron infusions staining your career If you are planning to perform iron infusions in your practice ensure you provide adequate information to patients and appropriate training to staff.
ArticlesPatient communication
Are you undertaking research in your practice? Recent reports regarding the practices of public hospitals and their staff when signing upprivate patients pose athreat to patient choiceand the integrity of ourwider health system.
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Implied consent or breach of privacy? A member case involving an emergency physician highlights the dilemma doctors face when dealing with privacy of information and family members.
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SafeScript checks now mandatory In Victoria from 1 April it will be mandatory for all doctors pharmacists and nurse practitioners to check a patient s prescription history in SafeScript before they prescribe or dispense a monitored ...
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Avoiding social media storms Managing a social media fiasco can be time-consuming and challenging. Disciplining the staff member involved can compound the problem if this leads to an unfair dismissal or other claim against the pr...
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Support and protection for Avant student members A member case involving an emergency physician highlights the dilemma doctors face when dealing with privacy of information and family members.
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