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  • Articles tagged Hospital (9)

    The numbers don’t lie: new ways are needed to continue to provide the best quality healthcare in Australia

    The challenges in healthcare are clear: an ageing population, a growing chronic disease burden, and affordability concerns (including rising out-of-pocket costs). Australia's healthcare system is good, but what got us here will not take us into the future.

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    Power to the patients – more information on specialists and potential out-of-pocket costs

    Customers can now check how often a specialist charges an out-of-pocket for the most common hospital procedures.

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    We’re not doing enough for Australia’s seriously mentally ill

    Despite Australia’s recent elevation to the top five world health systems, we still have significant inequity in the medical and social care available for those with serious mental illnesses, especially for those living in regional Australia.

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    Why data matters when you’re faced with a medical emergency

    As a recent patient, I got a new insight into life as a Medibank customer. I now have a clearer picture on what data quality and accuracy really means when you’re lying in a hospital bed.

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    Medibank joins Nexus Hospitals joint replacement surgery trial guaranteeing zero out-of-pocket costs

    Medibank has joined an Australian-first trial with Nexus Hospitals to offer Medibank customers a zero out-of-pocket joint replacement experience with an early-to-home discharge where clinically appropriate.

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    We know what the issues are, so let’s get on and fix them together

    This week, we've heard a lot about the challenges Australia's high-quality health system faces. We may have different perspectives on the way forward, but there is a great deal the healthcare sector agrees on.

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    Private hospital experience rated highly by customers

    98% of private hospitals were rated an 8/10 or higher by Medibank customers in our latest patient experience survey, highlighting the importance of strong partnerships in healthcare.

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    What healthcare providers need to know ahead of Government reforms

    The next phase of the Federal Government’s reforms to the private health sector will start to come into effect from 1 April, so its important hospitals and healthcare providers understand how these reforms may impact their patients.

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    Medibank's longest hospital stays show that the right care can take time

    New Medibank data shows that 10 Medibank customers spent nearly 7 years admitted to hospital in the year from May 2017.

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