Hospital errors


The Incident and Cost of Adverse Events in Victorian Hospitals 2004 – 2004 Medical Journal Australia
CareTrack – Assessing the appropriateness of Health Care in Australia – MJA
Health Complain Commissions – Time for a National Approach to Data Collection
Quality and Accreditation in Health Care Services – World Health Organisation
Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors in Australia – International Journal for Quality in Healthcare
Identification of Doctors at Risk of Recurrent Complaints – British Medical Journal
The Quality in Australian Healthcare Study – PubMed
Medication Errors – Prevention using Information Technology Systems – BJCP
Medication adherence: WHO cares – PubMed Central
Health Insurers say some private hospitals offer costly and  sub-standard care –
Medical Mistakes – a silent Epidemic in Australian Hospitals – ABC
Heart Attack Treatment depends on where you are – The Age
One in ten Discharge Summaries get Diagnosis Wrong – 6 minutes
Discharge summaries get diagnosis wrong – Sydney Morning Herald 2013
Lack of data create concern over true extent of Medical Errors – ABC
Public Hospital Boards Struggle with Patient Care and Safety – The Age
Australian Health System as bad as US on some Indicators – Sydney Morning Herald
GP referral letters for T2 patients full of Errors 6 minutes
National Road Toll 2013 ABC
The hand that holds the scalpel
Former Bundaberg-based doctor sentenced
Anaesthetist jailed for infecting patients with hepatitis C – ABC 2013
Bureaucrats weigh on health as as number of administrators blows out – The Australian 2016
Wasted – ABC 2015
One in twenty hospital deaths preventable – NHS choices
Berwick Review into Patient Safety – UK

Variation in Stroke Services Shock MP’s – The Independent
International Study – US leads in Medical Errors
Anatomy of a Tragedy – Texas Observer
How many die from Medical Mistakes in the USA? – ProPublica
When Healthcare makes you Sick – USA today
Six Frightening Facts you need to know about Healthcare – Forbes
Op-Ed The Culture of Healthcare Secrecy Harms Patients – Seattle Times
Count the Dead from Medical Harm – Huffington Post
Preventing Errors in Healthcare – A call to Action – PubMed
Bringing True Accountability to Healthcare – John Hopkins Medicine
Mirror Mirror on the Wall – how the performance of the US Health System compares internationally  – The Commonwealth Fund
Safe Patient Project


Excessive costs


Cutting a better drug deal -Stephen Duckett – The Gratten Institute – 5th March 2017
MEDI-VALUE: Health Insurance and Service Innovation in Australia — Implications for the Future of Medicare – Jeremy Sammut – April 2016
Health System needs Broader Focus – Financial Review
Trimming the fat: how we could save billions in the health system – Sydney Morning Herald February 12th 2016
Prostate cancer patients anger at paying huge bills despite health insurance –
Australians pay more for healthcare than France, UK – ABC
Consumers Health Forum slams GP fee proposal – Sydney Morning Herald
Health Spending – patients baring higher costs – Flag Post
Cancer patient Tracy Ryan’s $60,000 bill
Cancer treatment in the Private sector – Norman Swan report
Corporate Health Care site by Michael Wynne
Elisabeth Rosenthal – New York Times – series on excessive costs, over charging and over servicing in USA hospitals
ForbesNew System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes – New York Times
How waste is directly harmful to Patients – Kevin MD
The American Health Care Paradox – USA
Why 5% of patients create 50% of cost – Michael Bell, Forbes 2013
Medical Expenditures during the Last Year of Life: Findings from the 1992–1996 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey
The American Health Care Paradox – Amazon – Elizabeth Bradley
Spending more and getting less for health care – New York Times – Pauline Chen MD
Australians paying 14 times more for prescription drugs – ABC News
Annual US healthcare spending hits 3.8 trillion – Forbes – Dan Mungo
This map of global health care prices shows Americans are getting ripped off – VOX – Matthew Yglesias
By the numbers, how much did Canada spend on health care in  2013? Carmen Chai – Global News
Tough choices: how to rein in Australia’s rising health bill – The Conversation – Stephen Duckett, Cassie McGannon
High Prices – The New Yorker – Malcolm Gladwell
Pharmacy industry gets fat on high profits – BBC – Richard Anderson
8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care – PNHP – Sarah Kliff
Explainer: evergreening and how big pharma keeps prices high – The Conversation – Hazel Moir and Deborah Gleeson
An MRI costs $1,145 in America and $138 in Switzerland. But Medicare could change that – Vox – Ezra Klein
21 graphs that show that America’s health care prices are ludicrous – The Washington Post – Ezra Klein
America’s Bitter Pill – Amazon – Steven Brill
Wasted – Four Corners – ABC – Norman Swan


Over servicing


A third of dying hospitals patients marked to receive CPR against their wishes – National Post November 2015
Police pursuit of GP accused of assisting death ‘highlights need for a law. – The Age December 2015
The day I meet you in the Emergency Department will probably be the worst day of your life – November 2015
In the end – Yew Tree Films
Vital Signs – Stories from Intensive Care – ABC, November 2009


Doctors issues


We are not ashamed of how he died – 7 news – 12th May 2017
Junior doctors being driven to suicide – Daily Telegraph – April 2017
National Mental Health Survey of Doctors and Medical Students October 2013 Beyond Blue
Surgeon Caroline Tan breaks silence over sexual harassment in hospitals – The Age – 12th March 2015



Without Due Care Therese Mackay
How Safe is your Prescription? Ken Lee
Unaccountable – Marty MakaryThe Patient will see you now – Eric Topol
Terminal Decline – Mohamed Khadra

Based in Melbourne