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  • Articles tagged Medibank Better Health Foundation (7)

    Connection, community and care: addressing loneliness could prevent other health issues

    Medibank is working on a long-term approach to help address one of Australia’s growing but least understood health concerns – loneliness. A new report, sponsored by our Better Health Foundation, calls for a national plan of action to address the challenge.

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    Health Research at Medibank: Recording patient COVID-19 screenings – every patient, every time

    COVID-19 again highlighted the importance of healthcare workers in Australia, and pre-surgery patient screenings helped to protect them. We supported a new College of Anaesthetists study to improve confidence in the screening process for hospital workers.

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    Health Research at Medibank: Linking GPs to the latest treatment info for osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of chronic pain, disability & lost productivity in Australia. Although there is no cure, there are effective non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis. So why aren’t more people getting the treatment they need?

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    Health Research at Medibank: Australia’s world-renowned medical researchers continue to deliver results despite pandemic

    COVID-19 disrupted traditional healthcare delivery in 2020, but it also gave Australian researchers the chance to demonstrate their world-renowned agility, teamwork and incredible scientific knowledge. We proudly supported 17 research projects this year.

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    Making community health training available to remote Indigenous communities during COVID-19

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, community health training in remote Indigenous communities has been able to continue thanks to a partnership between the Menzies School of Health Research and Medibank.

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    Research to curb injury in women’s footy

    With more women tackling contact sports like Australian football and soccer, the rate of knee injury among players is also on the rise. Medibank and La Trobe University are funding research to prevent ACL injuries.

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    Medibank supports new COVID-19 study to improve safety for patients and healthcare workers

    The Medibank Better Health Foundation has worked with ANZCA on new research. It found clearer documenting of COVID-19 screening in hospitals is needed to reduce the transmission risk for patients and healthcare workers.

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