Current Topics and Trends in Australian Healthcare

APA Media Release:

National Health Scorecard, an initiative undertaken by Australian Patients Association, focusing on three performance indicators – Ambulance Response wait times, Emergency Department wait times and Elective Surgery wait times – has found data hard to access and often lagging real-time events. Click here to read the Media Release.

Australian Healthcare Index (AHI):

Thank you for sharing your experiences through the recent AHI survey. We truly value the information you provided through the responses which will help us better understand where the change is needed in the healthcare Industry and action accordingly.

RACGP Summit:

APA, as a peak body representing the interests of patients, attended the RACGP Health Summit held in Canberra on the 5th of October 22 to discuss the most pressing issues impacting on patient care and general practice including innovative solutions for how they can be addressed.

MedTech22 Annual Conference:

APA attended the MedTech22 Annual Conference held in Sydney earlier this month. Stephen Mason, CEO of the organisation was on the panel to discuss how Private Health Insurance can support Future Models of Care going forward and how does this new vision of the health system involving insurers, hospitals and the medical technology sector working together means for patient health outcomes.

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The evidence-based clinical guidelines recommend ADHD coaching could be considered for adolescents and adults as part of a holistic treatment and support plan. To read the full article published in The Conversation dated October 7, 2022 click here.

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Enough Fruits & Vegetables:

The nutrition world is fraught with controversy about what is and isn’t good for you, but there is one thing most everyone can agree on: we should all be eating more fruits and vegetables. And you don’t have to be a mathematician to know the advice about eating five servings of fruits and veggies a day. Or do you? Click here to read the full article published in EatingWell on October 5, 2022.

Victorian Healthcare Week:

Australian Patients Association is excited to be part of the 10th Annual Victorian Healthcare Week Expo in Melbourne from 7th& 8th December 2022. At the event, the patient experience industry is uniting to discuss evidence-based case studies that show you how to fund and spearhead patient experience innovation. Click here to register for your free expo pass.

National Carers Week (16th – 22nd October):

Carers play an important role in supporting people living with disabilities and other conditions who need assistance. Remember to thank a carer this week for their hard work. #Don’tWaitMate

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