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...
Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse in Nursing Homes

15 MAY, 2017 Abuse Bureaucratic bungling Consequences Abuse in nursing homes has raised it’s ugly head again, with an article in this weekend’s Australian titled ‘Lethal care: Insulin murders’. The article documents serial murder, going on...
Not so lucky patients

Not so lucky patients

The Lucky Country and out of pocket costs Australian’s are used to being told they are the ‘lucky country’ and that healthcare is ‘free’. Before you accept this concept as fact, consider the following information. 17% of all total health...
Florence in a private hospital

Florence in a private hospital

How much has changed since the 19th Century?   Florence Nightingale though she had her hands full, trying to reform nineteenth century English hospitals. Run down hospitals, drunken unskilled nursing aids, surgeons who refused to wash their hands and patients left...
The real cost of health care

The real cost of health care

The cost of health care reflects the power imbalance between seller and buyer    Why do health experts around the world get so upset about proposals to privatised healthcare? Wouldn’t private health insurance companies be more efficient at managing health...