I was in Sydney on Monday to attend a fantastic discussion forum on 'SBS Insight' hosted by Jenny Brockie. The estimate of about 1500 deaths a year due to overcrowded emergency departments...from the period 2002- 2004 roughly corresponds to the road toll each year at that time. The title of the discussion was broad - 'Can we fix our ailing hospital emergency departments?' - … [Read more...] about Can we fix our ailing hospital emergency departments?
A middle-aged woman in the emergency department, speaking the day after an impulsive duloxetine overdose: "When I first started having problems I wanted to see a psychiatrist in the hope that I'd be diagnosed with something exotic and interesting like Tourette's or Schizophrenia... actually what I really wanted to be was a manic depressive... Unfortunately, all my problems are … [Read more...] about Insight