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NSW Pathology’s point of care testing pilot enables faster diagnosis and care

NSW Health Pathology, eHealth NSW and Microsoft are partnering to trial a first-of-its kind point of care testing, which allows patients to be tested, whether it is at the back of an ambulance, on a football field or while undergoing surgery, with their results available to clinicians in real-time. This is done using point of… Read More »

Are you too dumb to make an advance care directive? Some doctors think so

AUSTRALIAN doctors sometimes ignore advance care directives not believing in the ability of non-medically trained patients to make complex medical decisions for themselves in advance, according to a new study. Even though advance care directives (ACDs) are legally binding documents some doctors struggle to comply with patient choices and the study findings challenge the widely… Read More »