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Govt To Wait For Panel Over South Island Neurosurgery

Govt To Wait For Panel Over South Island Neurosurgery

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - The Government will wait to see what an expert panel decides for neurological services in the South Island rather than interfering, Prime Minister John Key says.

Changes, Not Cuts In Health Sector - Key

Changes, Not Cuts In Health Sector - Key

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is defending the Government's handling of funding in the health sector saying it had made changes, not cuts.

International Nurses Look Forward To Bright Future

International Nurses Look Forward To Bright Future

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - NorthTec's international nursing students pay up to $40,000 for two years' study and some go without seeing their children for months, sometimes years, in the hopes of bettering their futures.

When Can Psychologists Break Client Confidentiality?

When Can Psychologists Break Client Confidentiality?

By Vaughan Elder of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - A High Court decision to throw out an appeal by a psychologist struck off for sharing information about a patient without her consent has raised the question of when it is acceptable to break client confidentiality.

10 Percent More Health Insurance Claims

10 Percent More Health Insurance Claims

Health insurers stomached a 10 percent increase in claims in the year ending June, mostly due to costs relating to elective surgery, figures released today show.

Health Insurers Report Higher Claims Costs

Health Insurers Report Higher Claims Costs

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Health insurers continue to report high levels of claims costs and say there has only been a small drop in the number of people covered by health insurance despite averse economic conditions.

The Flawed Guru - The Beginning

The Flawed Guru - The Beginning

The Flawed Guru

Hospital Security Staff Get Stab-Proof Vests

Hospital Security Staff Get Stab-Proof Vests

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Hospital security staff in Christchurch are being issued with stab-proof vests after more than 500 reported assaults by patients in the past year.

Dunedin Health March Attracts Thousands Ahead Of Review

Dunedin Health March Attracts Thousands Ahead Of Review

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Thousands of people marched through central Dunedin today in a protest about the potential loss of neurosurgery services from the region, ahead of a report to the Health Minister this year.

Strategic Lifecycle Management Key To Big Brand Survival In Shrinking Antihormanal Cancer Market

Strategic Lifecycle Management Key To Big Brand Survival In Shrinking Antihormanal Cancer Market

Strategic lifecycle management has become a critical issue for pharmaceutical companies in the antihormanal cancer market, which has traditionally been dominated by a few key brands, suggests independent market analyst Datamonitor.