HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
PC report on health workforce deserves close attention

The worrying shortage of health professionals across Australia demands the close consideration of more preventative action to reduce the burden on hospitals and doctors, Medicines Australia said today.

The Productivity Commission report into Australia's Health Workforce, released today, delivers a powerful message to governments meeting at COAG next month, industry and the professions on the need to examine, as itstates, "new models of care".

"As our population ages and the number of available doctors decreases, medicines will play an increasingly important role in supporting the medical profession," the chief executive officer of Medicines Australia, Kieran Schneemann, said today.

"We all want to keep Australians healthy and productive, and where possible limit visits to community doctors, keep patients out of hospital and help manage the load and burden on the medical profession.

"A responsible, preventative health regime includes early detection and often an early medication program, to prevent or keep in check ailments that drain the resources of doctors and hospitals.

"Without a healthy and sustainable Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, supported by a sustainable pharmaceutical industry, the pressures on the health system as highlighted by the Productivity Commission will only worsen."

Medicines Australia also believes that it is important the expected fall in scrip volumes of 15 million over the next four years is closely monitored.

The reduction in critical medicine usage across a number of illness groups, including mental health and cardiovascular disease, could further increase the burden on hard-pressed doctors, nurses and other health professionals, particularly in country areas.


'"/>

Contact: Paul Chamberlin
61-261-228-520
Research Australia
19-Jan-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
2. U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
3. Scientists train nano-building blocks to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
4. First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school
5. Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
6. New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
7. Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use
8. Researcher says few families report safe firearm storage
9. New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
10. New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
11. Texas aging meeting to feature NIA Interventions Testing Program 1st report

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: report health workforce deserves close attention

(Date:12/19/2014)... Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets are now available. Celliant, the ... in both sheets and pillowcases. , There are ... clinically proven additional circulation, increased oxygenation and balanced ... quality, faster healing and pain relief; enhanced athletic ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... 2x4 and 5x5 SuperClone Rooms. SuperCloset continues to offer ... grow solutions. Pair one of the new SuperClone Rooms ... truly professional, perpetual, and turnkey indoor hydroponic grow room ... cloner in the world, SuperCloset’s SuperPonic SuperCloner 50 ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... An evening dress is perfect for any occasion ... a distinguished dresses retailer, has unveiled its new selection of ... this great shopping platform. Customers can view more ... Discount-Dress.com has been accepted and praised by customers for many ... stage for clients. In order to expand its market share, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may ... drivers killed in the United States between 2008 and 2012 were ... lacked important safety features that are available on newer cars, the ... were in cars at least six years old, 34 percent were ... cars 11 to 15 years old, and 17 percent were in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were ... markets, according to a new study. Researchers checked ... 13 farmers markets in Los Angeles and Orange counties ... almost 150 samples tested, 24 percent were positive for ... to the researchers. Both types of bacteria can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Energy Textiles Launches Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets 2Health News:SuperCloset Continues to Innovate with New Complete Indoor Grow Room Packages, The SuperClone Rooms are the Newest Addition to the Award Winning SuperRoom Lineup 2Health News:Attractive Evening Dresses Announced by Discount-Dress.com 2Health News:Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers 2Health News:E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... IRVINE, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... today that Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. has joined the ... and Chief Executive Officer and a director of ... high-precision laboratory testing, evaluation and analytical services to ... Prior to joining Evans Analytical Group, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014   Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: ... drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that the company ... Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in San ... begin at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, Jan. ... parties through a live audiocast accessible via the Investor ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. ... SRNE ;  Sorrento), an oncology company developing ... Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary ... cell-line based therapy, announced today that the companies ... develop next generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. Joins Board of Directors of Newport Corporation 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5
Cached News: