Tag Archives: Medical

Cancer survivors face stress from steep medical bills

(Reuters Health) – Cancer survivors have higher-than-average rates of medical financial hardship, a U.S. study suggests. Medical financial hardship includes problems paying bills and other challenges with money; psychological stress like intense worry over unpaid bills; and behavioral issues like delaying needed care because of cost. Cancer survivors ages 18 to 49 appeared hardest hit… Read More »

Queensland Ambulance Service launches digital system for medical emergencies

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has rolled out a digital system that aims to give paramedics greater access to a patient’s vital medical information in an emergency. The SafeMate emergency medical information program is under trial for Medibank customers with chronic illnesses that are living in Queensland. Patients must be enrolled under Medibank’s CareComplete chronic disease… Read More »