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    14 Mar 2018
    LETTER TO THE EDITORI well know anecdotal and personal stories are anathema to the scientific process.  However, ‘my accurate story is different’. In 2012, I developed...

  • Right to put the spotlight on private health insurance

    14 Mar 2018
    The news about Bupa is timely. With large numbers of people discontinuing their private health insurance, the AMA and consumer advocate organisations, such as CHOICE, should...

  • If it’s all the same with you, I’m happy with my doctor thanks

    10 Oct 2017
    I recently had my two scripts filled at Amcal and was a bit taken back by the lady behind the counter when I picked them up. She asked me quite a few questions in an aggressive...

  • After the fax

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear Editor,I believe there is a small storm on the way for fax communications at medical centres around the country.Now that the NBN has moved to a mixed technology to complete...

  • RHD - not just the poor

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear EditorI am writing to comment on the [AMA] Indigenous Health Report Card (Australian Medicine, December 12, 2016). In the President’s Message and elsewhere RHD, and...

  • E-cigarettes not a smoking gateway

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear Editor,The article ‘E-cigs a gateway to smoking for young: study’ (Australian Medicine, 10 November 2016) misinterprets the finding of a recent study and incorrectly claims...

  • Cancer screening

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear Editor,Why reinvent the wheel (‘National cancer screening register: update’, Australian Medicine, 8 December 2016)?Leave cancer screening in GP hands where it belongs. We...

  • Euthanasia – the AMA got it right

    17 Jan 2017
    Euthanasia – the AMA got it rightSpeaking on national television [ABC, Q&A] in November 2015, Andrew Denton strongly advocated  a Belgian-style euthanasia system, with...

  • Euthanasia – AMA position ambiguous

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear EditorI am concerned that the AMA position on voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, as outlined in Australian Medicine on 21 November 2016, and as reported in...

  • Letter to the Editor

    02 Apr 2015
    Dear Editor,In response to the article ‘Hospital funding squeeze intensifies’ in the March 2015 edition of Australian Medicine which referenced the National Efficient Price...