RACS in the News

Many Australians shun expensive specialist visits

From: Finder.com.au

23 May 2017

Out-of-pocket costs are up 33% over the last five years.

common medical procedures, according to a report by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Medibank. For example, the Surgical


TasWeekend: Surgeon has his eyes on the future

From: The Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

20 May 2017

WITH his groundbreaking medical program at a critical point, Hobart surgeon Nitin Verma has set his sights on...

Eye Centre in East Timor. The Lions Club and Royal Australian College of Surgeons are among the organisations investing in the eye program,


A total knee replacement should be a "last resort" treatment of osteoarthritis

From: HealthTimes

19 May 2017

Photo: Knee replacement should be 'last resort' A knee replacement should only be considered after all non-surgical treatments for...

their osteoarthritis treatment," he said. The Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) in Adelaide


The surgical operations that do more harm than good

From: True Viral News

19 May 2017

Too many surgeons are performing operations that are likely to do more harm than good, a leading orthopaedic surgeon says. About half of...

else seems to be doing”, he told the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons annual scientific congress in Adelaide. He said research had


Mount Gambier surgeon challenges traditional view on antibiotics

From: Shipping & Logistics Industry Today - EIN News

19 May 2017

01:51 GMT Posted May 19, 2017 10:09:51 A regional South Australian surgeon who has spent the past eight years examining the overuse of...

the findings of an eight-year in-house audit at last week's Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress in … (


Are we overusing antibiotics? Study by Mount Gambier surgeon challenges traditional medical view

From: ABC [Adelaide]

19 May 2017

Related Story: Superbugs: What are they and how are they treated? Related Story: Why your decisions matter in the fight against superbugs...

eight-year in-house audit at last week's Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress in Adelaide. Dr McCusker's audit


General Surgeon-Upper Gastrointestinal, Acute Emergency General Surgery & Trauma Job in ... .

From: Medical Health News

18 May 2017

An exciting opportunity exists for general surgeons with a special interest in upper gastrointestinal surgery to join the surgical team at...

Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with sub-specialist expertise inOesophago-


Health round-up: Insurance, ending the Medicare rebate freeze and out-of-pocket surgery costs

From: Finder.com.au

18 May 2017

A weekly round-up of Australia's latest healthcare news.

common medical procedures, according to a report by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Medibank. For example, the Surgical


More patients are using private health insurance in hospitals

From: Finder.com.au

17 May 2017

Private health insurance funded admissions rise by 5.5%.

comes a week after the Surgical Variance Report 2017, a joint project of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Medibank,


Australia's First Indigenous Orthopedic Surgeon

From: TeleSUR English

16 May 2017

Out of 4,800 practising surgeons, only two fellows belonging to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) identify as being...

practising surgeons, only two fellows belonging to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) identify as being of Aboriginal or