Tuesday 21st August 2018
Page 4 - Data push on dust danger. More than 100 people have joined the first national register of exposure to potentially fatal silica dust through home renovation projects.
Page 2 - Preparing for strain. Some Tasmanian pharmacies will consider extending opening hours to cope with demand for meningococcal vaccinations.
Page 13 - Disrespectful return of euthanasia debate. Once again our upper and lower houses of Parliament are embroiled in debate for and against euthanasia.
Page 2 - Preparing for strain. Some Tasmanian pharmacies will consider extending opening hours to cope with demand for meningococcal vaccinations. ONLINE
Friday 17th August 2018
Page 14 - Out-of-pocket fees keep patients away. An average out-of-pocket outlay of about $100 for nonhospital medical care could be deterring Tasmanians from getting the care they need because of the costs involved. A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows 60 per cent of Tasmanian patients paid a contribution towards their nonhospital Medicare services in 2016-17 and the average outlay was about $100. That compares to 50 per cent of patients nationally. ONLINE
Page 15 - New ward taking pressure off Royal. A new 22-bed subacute ward at Hobart’s Repatriation Centre is up and running and taking some pressure off the Royal Hobart Hospital. The $7 million ward, built in what was a health administration office block, accommodates patients who need ongoing care but not an acute hospital bed. ONLINE
Page 18 - Expenses deter GP visits. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is calling for the Medicare rebate to be increased, concerned that people are being deterred from regular doctor appointments due to out-ofpocket expenses. ONLINE
Page 3 - Patients skipping doctor visits. More than a million Australians delayed doctor visits because of the cost and Australians paid $3 billion in out-of-pocket expenses a year, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. ONLINE
Page 6 - Out-of-pocket expenses deterring more visits to the doctor. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is calling for the Medicare rebate to be increased amidst concern people are being deterred from regular doctor appointments due to out-of pocket expenses. ONLINE
Page 21 - Big medical chargers to be outed. Exposing the excessive costs charged by some medical professionals will help prevent people being dealt hefty fees by surprise, the federal government says.