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World Antibiotic Awareness Week World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Health Organisation has declared antibiotic resistance one of the greatest threats to worldwide health, food security and economic development.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, Dr Paul Griffin

International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat severe bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria acquire extra genes that render antibiotic therapy ineffective. Keeping patients safe in hospital is dependent on effective antimicrobial therapy.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial therapy, Dr Paul Griffin, hand washing, infection prevention, safety

'I was sick and you took care of me' 'I was sick and you took care of me'

To care for those who are sick. It is, quite simply the need to which healthcare providers are called upon to respond. But, what happens when you are called upon to do more—to respond to the needs of those who are marginalised, vulnerable, and living in poverty?

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tags: Madonna McGahan, Mission

Protecting ourselves and those around us Protecting ourselves and those around us

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

Journeying with our patients Journeying with our patients

The quality of healthcare data impacts every decision made along the patient care continuum. The demand for accurate and reliable data has never been more important.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tags: analytics, Heike Magura, Mater Health

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