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Today, readers comment on claims of pressure on doctors to free up hospital beds, proposed changes to worker injury rules and an outback gem.

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Commenting on the story: Doctors ‘bullied’ and ‘harassed’ to discharge patients early

For years medical staff have been trying to improve throughput of patients; same day surgery, early discharge after childbirth, Hospital at Home being some of the initiatives.

The administrative arm of health has been fooled by the gains, and believe that continuing reductions in hospital stay will be automatic. They fail to realise that recovery from any form of illness is not governed by doctors or medicines, but Mother Nature, who determines the natural course of disease. We all know what an unpredictable soul she is, and that to try to fight her is futile.  

Perhaps instead of trying to coerce doctors into further compromise of patient care, the administrators might ask how they can help. After all, both sides are there for the same reason, to help unwell people become well again. – John Taylor

Commenting on the story: ‘Sneaky’ workers compensation changes could hit thousands

No mention of the huge fee jump again this year.

 Legislation needs to ensure rates cannot jump more than say, two times inflation. My levy jumps nearly 10 per cent this year – cannot budget for these sort of year on year changes. – David Lapans

Typical  of governments making changes with little or no consultation while the general public have their eyes elsewhere. – Carolyn Sprigg

Commenting on the story: SA gets a new national park the size of Singapore

In a word – fantastic! – David Everett

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