36.1% of Australians aged 70-plus are estimated to be affected by continuous polypharmacy and qualified pharmacists are relied on to help make the right decisions.

Under the Stronger Rural Health Strategy, the number of overseas trained doctors coming to work in Australia will be managed by directing them to areas of need.

We highlight statistics about the frequency of GP Visit Delays, proposals for Autonomous Pharmacist Prescribing and awareness for women's Mammography Services.

A review of Australia's BreastScreen program from 2014 found that it had reduced mortality rates in Australia by approximately 21–28%. The services are important but may be impacted with workforce shortages. 

Under Autonomous Prescribing, pharmacists could prescribe within the scope of their practice without the supervision or approval of another health professional. And the Pharmacy Board recently released its  Statement.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that of the amount of people who needed to see a GP, 22.8% delayed seeing or did not see a GP over the past 12 months. This has been a 6.5% decrease from the previous year. 

We highlight research into a new Artificial Intelligence tool to help with Heart Attacks, factors for a payment model reflecting Pharmacist Counselling services and the importance of CT Scanning in Lung Diseases.

CT Scanning is strongly recommended by The Royal College of Radiologists for the screening of occupational lung diseases such as silicosis instead of the traditional chest X-ray. There are also implications. 

According to research published this year, quality-linked dispensing could be a performance-based payment model that will improve the patient outcomes and benefits to the health system. 

There is a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that helps doctors determine whether a patient is having a heart attack. Find out more about the research and implications.