Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
26 May, 2020

This week: Allocation of scarce health resources raises ethical issues - Live streamed ward rounds - A guide to coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline - and more.

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Concern for Australians missing vital GP visits

Data from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) reveals that tens of thousands of Australians with chronic diseases are putting themselves at risk by missing vital visits to their GP. -


GPs at the forefront of South Australia’s successful efforts to tackle coronavirus

The state has been among the nation’s leaders in controlling the virus – here’s how. Three-quarters of all coronavirus patients managed by GPs in the community. The creation of a GP rapid response team within a week to care for patients with mild SARS-CoV-2 symptoms at home through telehealth. -


Allocation of scarce health care resources raises confronting ethical issues

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has highlighted the ethical choices faced by healthcare professionals as they decide who is allocated scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 crisis. -


Live streamed ward rounds

COVID-19 has disrupted medical education and requires intense and prompt attention from medical educators. It poses unique challenges to the clinical clerkship model that is fundamental to medical student education. -


Who's leading the race? A guide to coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline

There are more than 100 coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline and almost a dozen that have made it to human trials so far. But which one — if any — will be the panacea to the COVID-19 pandemic is still anyone's guess. -


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