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The (robot) doctor will see you now – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 6th, 2016.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will spell the end of doctors as we know them, warn two Kiwi medical professionals. “We believe that over the coming years AI will perform a significant amount of the diagnostic and treatment decision-making traditionally performed by the doctor,” write Drs William Diprose and Nicholas Buist in an new New Zealand Medical […]

Trade deals and healthcare – Prof John McMillan

John Kerr posted in on June 12th, 2015.

On the university of Otago Bioethics Centre blog, centre Director Prof John McMillan writes about the leaked details of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations that relate to PHARMAC and the health system in New Zealand. An excerpt (read in full here): ‘Fairness for Healthcare Technologies’: some detail on the risks to PHARMAC at last? Calls […]

Prostate cancer survival rates in New Zealand grim

Laura Goodall posted in on May 8th, 2015.

New Zealand men with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer need new treatment guidelines to ensure improved, more consistent and more equitable care, according to a new study led by the University of Auckland. The study is the first of its kind to look at the treatment of New Zealand men with metastatic prostate cancer (MPC) and […]

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