Health

Palliative care Senate Inquiry calls for more funding and stronger standards

A Senate Inquiry into palliative care has recommended that there be separate funding for palliative care, rather than it being included in general funding and subsidies.

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Raising the alarm

There are a number of types of devices that act as medical alerts to raise the alarm should something go wrong.

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More bad news for the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

DESPITE the best efforts of campaigners, the Lower House voted to close the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme.

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Oz dental reform

WE HAVE the beginning of an Australia-wide universal dental health scheme. The Gillard Government has honoured its agreement to the Greens, who in 2010 made dental reform a condition for their support of the Gillard Government.

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Palliative care

PALLIATIVE care (care for people with a terminal illness) is cheaper than hospital care, has been shown to provide better quality of life for people who are dying, and is what most dying people want.

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