The price of medical miracles in Australia's hospitals

By Lesley Russell
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:03am, first published March 5 2016 - 8:10am

The medical miracles that today's hospitals can deliver for patients with life-threatening illnesses and injuries often exact a huge price. There are the known and expected financial costs, but there are also long-term, often life-altering, physical, cognitive and mental impairments for the patients who survive their acute episode.

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