Rule changes to ‘wining and dining’ of doctors by drug companies ‘a step backwards’   … [Read more...]

Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements

13 February 2017 Swallowing It, reported by Geoff Thompson and presented by Sarah Ferguson ABC Four Corners Click on the link to … [Read more...]

Alarm at overuse and underuse of medical procedures: Lancet report

There are renewed concerns about the overuse and the underuse of medical treatments within the health system in Australia. A new series of reports … [Read more...]

Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain   … [Read more...]

Estimating Risk/Benefit: Facts Are A Basic Requirement

Click on the link below to view. Estimating Risk … [Read more...]

Do clinicians have accurate expectations about how much treatments and tests can help or harm?

Published in Croakey, 18 January 2017 A series of articles on “right care”, published in the Lancet earlier this month, examines the extent of … [Read more...]

Doctors overestimating benefits, underestimating harm of procedures, drugs

Doctors are often underestimating the harm and overestimating the benefits of common tests, procedures and drugs, a review has found. An analysis … [Read more...]

Unnecessary medicine harming patients and the medical system … [Read more...]

Toward a Healthier Patient Voice

Industry funding strengthens and extends the much-needed patient voice in health care, but at what cost? During the recent EpiPen scandal, the … [Read more...]

Fixing overuse and underuse of medical care can improve health and save money

International experts have pinpointed how reforming the overuse and underuse of health and medical services around the world can improve health … [Read more...]