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medicSA is the magazine of the Australian Medical Association (SA). It is published and posted to AMA(SA) members every two months, and is also available to members online as a PDF. Bumper issues are also posted to non-member doctors. You need to be logged in as a member to access medicSA .


Rural health: Government must rebuild faith with country
Transforming Health is a plan for metro SA – and the last ‘bold’ plan for country SA went down in flames – but rural and regional health services need and deserve a better future than is promised by the current piecemeal approach.

Top themes for the SA election
On 17 March 2018, South Australia will vote on who should lead this state for the following four years. For the AMA(SA), top priorities include the new RAH and our other public hospitals; mental health; and rural and regional health.

Private hospitals: Lessons from the private sector?
As the new RAH project grinds towards completion, two of Adelaide’s largest private hospitals are undertaking major developments within the CBD – one a significant extension of its infrastructure and facilities, the other a completely new hospital.

Also in this issue: Instability at SA Health | Anaesthetic changes |  Ethics | Private Health Insurance Report Card | Migrant and Refugee Health Forum | Extreme heat | Private Health Insurance Report Card | Rural GP Agreements | RTWSA Medical Fee Schedule



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