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Stephen Duckett

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Stephen Duckett

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Grattan Institute
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07 Nov 2017

Safety scandals in Australian hospitals are depressingly frequent. They stimulate special reports and an immediate flurry of action. The tragedy is that these safety incidents occur despite reporting, governance and oversight mechanisms that – if they were working properly –...

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30 May 2017

Leaked documents reported by Fairfax Media yesterday reveal Commonwealth bureaucrats are considering a proposal to simplify how public hospitals are funded in Australia.

While Labor has jumped on the leaks as further proof of the government’s risky approach to public health, Health...

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30 Apr 2017

Primary care in Australia is a renovator’s opportunity. Avoidable hospital admissions cost the health system more than $320 million each year. Providing better care for people with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions could save a significant proportion of this, as well...

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22 Nov 2016

Australia should introduce a tax on sugary drinks to recoup some of the costs of obesity to the community.

The best option is an excise tax of 40 cents per 100 grams of sugar, on all non-alcoholic, water-based drinks that contain added sugar.

Such a tax would increase the price of...

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14 Oct 2016

The review was a detailed and extensive analysis into how the Department of Health & Human Services oversees and supports quality and safety of care across the Victorian hospital system.

It consulted widely, seeking the views and experiences of patients, clinicians, hospital managers...

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24 Jul 2016

Hospitalisation rates for diabetes, tooth decay and other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital show how Australia’s health system is consistently failing some communities. Places such as Frankston and Broadmeadows in Victoria and Mount Isa and Palm Island in...

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06 Mar 2016

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Ineffective management of heart disease, asthma, diabetes and other chronic diseases costs the Australian health system more than $320 million each year in avoidable hospital admissions.

At best, our primary care system provides only half the recommended...

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22 Feb 2016

Calls for changes to ensure patients are protected from out-of-pocket charges and taxpayers get to share the savings from economies of scale and efficiency gains.

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The government could save up to $175 million a year by changing the way it pays for pathology...

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16 Aug 2015

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In some hospitals, far too many people get a treatment they should not get, even when the evidence is clear that it is unnecessary or doesn’t work. Australia urgently needs a system to identify these outlier hospitals and make sure they are not putting patients...

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21 Jun 2015

Overview: Poor implementation of a policy to get better value for PBS spending is costing government $320 million a year and raising questions about pharmaceutical industry involvement in drug pricing.

The therapeutic group premium policy, introduced in 1998 to stop the...

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