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Influenza causes between 1500 and 3500 deaths, about 18 000 hospitalisations, and 300 000 GP consultations each year—adding up to an estimated annual cost to the Australian healthcare system of about 85 million dollars.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Tags: Dr Paul Griffin, SafeQuest
Sepsis—a complication which causes our body’s immune system to go into overdrive in response to an infection—claims more lives than any cancer around the world.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Tags: Dr Clare Morgan, SafeQuest
The ‘flu’, or influenza, is quite a highly contagious viral infection, which spreads easily to others. It is often serious and can be potentially deadly, particularly in people who are in identified risk groups, but even in those individuals who are fit and healthy.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Tags: influenza, SafeQuest
As healthcare professionals, we can influence the patient experience with a kind word or action, or equally with a harsh word or action. Over the years, I have said to hundreds of medical students ‘that as healthcare workers we are in a very privileged position in our chosen roles’.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Tags: care, patient-centred, SafeQuest, safety
A comprehensive record of Mater Health Services’ safety data is available on our dedicated safety website, safequest.mater.org.au.
Friday, 24 July 2015
Tags: Hospital, Mater, Mater Health Services, SafeQuest, safety