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Surgeons Warn About Cheap Spare Parts for PatientsWed, 08 Sep 1999

Any attempt by private health funds to force doctors to use cheap spare parts in patients will be fiercely resisted, chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr John Harrison, said in Sydney today.... Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons Reject Health Fund Intervention In Clinical Care (US Managed Care)Fri, 29 Jan 1999

"Private Health Funds seeking to influence clinical care in Australia will find themselves in conflict with the great majority of practising doctors" Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr John Harrison, said in Sydney today.... Read more

Angliss Hospital Closes OrthopaedicsWed, 21 Oct 1998

Orthopaedic patients at Angliss Hospital in Ferntree Gully, Victoria are the immediate victims in the latest decision to close orthopaedic surgery and not renew the contracts of two experienced orthopaedic surgeons at the hospital Dr Greg Hoy Victorian Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons said in Melbourne today.... Read more

ACT Government Should Get Back to Collective Bargaining in Public HospitalsFri, 12 Jun 1998

"Competition theory is inappropriate for the resolution of the ACT health dispute between Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) and the ACT Government", spokesman for the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mr Stephen Milgate said in Sydney today.... Read more

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS SHOCKED AT TRAGIC DEATH OF COLLEAGUESTue, 28 Apr 1998

Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr John Harrison said that the Orthopaedic community has been shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic deaths of Dr Ian Pike and Dr Lex Bartram and their wives Dr Jane Pike and Dr Heather Bartram in the Cooma air crash.... Read more

Doctors Attack National Mutual HBA Decision To Wipe 31 Hospitals From Full BenefitsMon, 16 Feb 1998

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has described as outrageous a decision by National Mutual Health Insurance trading as HBA to exclude from full member benefits 31 private hospitals in Victoria.... Read more

Calls For Patient Power Revolution In Health Care Financing - Medicare Funds Should Be Paid In Advance Direct To Patients Medical Savings AccountsTue, 22 Jul 1997

One of Australia's leading sports injury Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sydney based Dr Merv Cross, has called for a dramatic change in Australia's health care financing system.... Read more

Concern Raised over Possible Link to Thyroid Cancer in Hospital SettingsMon, 14 Jul 1997

A disproportionate incidence of thyroid disease including cancer is causing concern among Orthopaedic Surgeons who are exposed to higher than usual amounts of radiation in their day-to-day exposure and use of radiological services including image intensifiers.... Read more