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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. - hospitalhealth.com.au
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. - racgp.org.au
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. - uwa.edu.au
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. - mja.com.au
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. - abc.net.au
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