medicSA May 2018
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. In this issue ...
Cover story: What is the Liberal policy prescription?
SA now has a Liberal Government. What will it mean for health? We provide an overview of Liberal health pledges in the election lead-up and beyond, together with responses to some of our key election priorities ...
Aged care: Quality aged care requires quality workforce
The AMA has released its Position Statement on Resourcing Aged Care, outlining the workforce and funding measures that the AMA believes are required to achieve a high quality, efficient aged care system.
News & views: Mandatory drug treatment
The AMA(SA) has responded to SA Health on a proposal to trial a model for mandatory assessment, detention and treatment for those at extreme and immediate risk as a result of illicit drug use, with the focus on crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’).
Also in this issue: New Minister, new Shadow, new CE | EPAS review | Private health insurance: AMA(SA) concerns | CALHN accreditation | Oakden | SA HealthPathways | Eligible data breaches | ReturnToWork review | Anaesthetics regs fix | New cervix screening test