Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
30 June, 2020

This week: Study identifies dementia medication management barriers - Is Australia over-reliant on residential aged care? - Digital health Innovation Challenge winners - and more.

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Study identifies dementia medication management barriers

Up to two thirds of people with dementia are prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, with a new study from Monash University exploring system challenges which may lead to this. - monash.edu

 

Is Australia over-reliant on residential aged care to support our older population?

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report highlighted many concerns about aged care in Australia. These include that “the system designed to care for older Australians is woefully inadequate”, and that “aged care services have simply not been seen as a priority by successive Governments”. - mja.com.au

 

Digital solution holds hope for atrial fibrillation outcomes

 A research project underway in western Sydney could see marked improvements for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

Digital health Innovation Challenge winners

The winning entrants enable delivery of care in new ways, improve health outcomes, strengthen responses to health emergencies and accelerate digital health into the future. - digitalhealth.gov.au

 

Study raises questions over long-term COVID-19 immunity

The study, which tracked 37 asymptomatic and 37 symptomatic patients from China’s Wanzhou District, found that more than 90% of both groups had steep declines in levels of SARS-CoV-2–specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies within 2–3 months of infection. - racgp.org.au

 

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