Australasian health week in review: April 11

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of Australian and New Zealand health and eHealth articles from third-party sources:

Woman’s bra overexcites cardiac implant
Australian Doctor ~ Michael Woodhead ~ 10/04/2015

Doctors have been taking a special interest in women's underwear after a bra strap was found to be triggering false alarms on an implanted cardiac defibrillator.

Levin nurse practitioner sees 28 per cent drop in elderly going to ED
NZ Doctor ~ Rachel Wattie ~ 09/04/2015

A reduction in ED presentations by almost a third is due to multidisciplinary meetings says the nurse practitioner appointed to help two Levin aged care providers.

Survey highlights gaps in infection control practice and policy
Australian Ageing Agenda ~ Darragh O'Keefe ~ 08/04/2015

Forthcoming research will call for new measures to bolster infection control in aged care, including changes to accreditation, a new national database of procedures, and enhanced immunisation of workers and residents.

‘Internet vermin’ target health advocates
Medical Observer ~ Julie Lambert ~ 07/04/2015

Prominent health activist Professor Mike Daube suspects commercial interests may be behind some of the anonymous forces using social media to abuse and intimidate public health advocates.

Worried patients happy to wait in ED
Australian Doctor ~ Michael Woodhead ~ 07/04/2015

Overly anxious patients are willing to wait for hours in ED with "GP-type” ailments because they believe they must see a doctor as soon as possible, rather than wait a day to see a GP, research shows

Posted in Australian eHealth

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