The Strategy takes a broad view of comprehensive primary health care, extending beyond the ‘general practice’ focus of traditional Australian Government responsibility. It includes consideration of services which until now have been predominantly the responsibility of the states and territories, and those services entirely delivered...
This report recommends improvements in the way new health technologies, procedures and services are assessed for public and private funding in Australia.
This paper outlines the federal government's plan for a national hospital network, funded nationally and run locally.
The National Health and Hospitals Network will:
• create a single national network of hospitals, instead of eight separate systems,
• be funded nationally, with...
This report details the impact of the various aspects of the 2007 reforms reforms to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which significantly restructured PBS pricing arrangements, including the impact on government expenditure, consumers, industry, pharmacy, wholesalers and prescribers.
The report also considers the possible future...
This paper outlines a range of issues as part of the consultation process for the current review of diagnostic imaging services.
This report provides an overview of the current aged care environment, aged care planning arrangements and the way aged care places are provided. It outlines support for older people on the threshold of aged care, including information, assessment of aged care needs and specialised services...
This plan identifies key actions and priority areas for developing a mental health system that enables recovery, that prevents and detects mental illness early and ensures appropriate treatment and community support for all Australians with a mental illness.
Legislation passed in 2001 enabled private health insurers to fund alternative models of health care delivery from their hospital tables, and claim against the reinsurance arrangements for these outreach services. This report reviews the operation of the legislation.
Overall, the report finds that there...
Investment in needle and syringe programs over the period 2000-09 resulted in an estimated 32,050 HIV infections and 96,667 HCV infections averted, substantial healthcare cost savings to government, and substantial gains in disability-adjusted life years, according to this report.
For every dollar currently...
This report provides background to the Draft National Primary Health Care Strategy as well as providing evidence to support future investment in, and reform of, the primary health care system.
The report also examines key issues that were raised under the ten individual Elements...