Laurie Brown

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Research report

19 Apr 2010

The National Health and Hospital Reform Commission (NHHRC) was charged with developing a long term reform plan for the Australian health care system. One area where the funding and regulation is complex and which gives rise to a number of medical and financial problems and...

Research report

11 Aug 2009

Well coordinated and integrated home based care is an efficient and cost effective model for providing long term care. There is, however, emerging evidence to suggest that family members pay a price for taking on long term care responsibilities at home.

Research report

5 Aug 2009

Health is wealth, goes the adage. The message is clear: those who are healthy are likely to earn more. Is this old adage still applicable in Australia today?

Are people with better health able to earn more than their peers with poorer health? How...

Research report

23 Oct 2008

Home-based care provided by family members is the most common form of caring for people with disabilities in Australia. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that this model of care is generating enormous health and financial consequences for informal carers.

Carers are experiencing...

Conference paper

8 Oct 2003

Finding ways of curbing government expenditure on the PBS while maintaining social equity and access to 'essential' medicines is at the centre of ongoing public debate. This paper outlines future developments that will extend the current model to include health outcomes. Adding health outcomes represents...

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