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Health care reform

Report

29 Aug 2017

Digital health technologies have attracted much attention in the popular media and medical, health services and public health literature. While digital health technologies hold potential for improving health and medical care, there are many issues to be resolved in facilitating their provision...

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Report

01 Aug 2017

The cost of clinical trials investigating gaps in medical evidence is outweighed almost six to one by the savings that flow from the health improvements experienced by patients, and the direct savings to the health system and wider economy.

This report, by the Australian Commission on...

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Discussion paper

15 Jun 2017

This report models the impact of an increased Medicare Levy in comparison to a progressive Medicare Levy, more like income tax, on the spread of Australian income earners. 

The Turnbull Government proposes to increase the Medicare levy to 2.5 per cent of income from July 2019. That would...

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Briefing paper

21 Apr 2017

Responding to the needs of people who are most at risk of poor health outcomes is a priority for governments and communities across Australia. While definitions vary, there is widespread agreement in the literature that the commissioning of health services is more than traditional planning,...

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Briefing paper

20 Apr 2017

The rising prevalence of chronic disease requires a concerted focus to better integrate care and to achieve better health outcomes and greater system efficiencies. Achieving and evaluating these improved patient outcomes and system efficiencies will take both time and investment, and will...

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Research report

10 Mar 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the biggest social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s.

The NDIS is currently being rolled out across NSW and Australia, and will be fully operational in NSW by July 2018.

This Issues...

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Commentary

Article

23 Jan 2017

A strong minister will look beyond doctors and hospital to improve Australians’ health

Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment of Greg Hunt to the vacancy created by the resignation of Sussan Ley has prompted more than the usual opinions and suggestions about the health minister’s...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

Despite the ever-escalating cost of health posing severe fiscal sustainability challenges, health reform has been dumped even more firmly in the politically too-hard basket since the ‘Mediscare’ federal election. A politically-feasible reform strategy is required to catalyse much-needed...

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Discussion paper

03 Nov 2016

How should Australia take advantage of the opportunities that new technologies offer to improve health and care? Many people want to be more informed and involved with their own care and learn how to prevent illness and improve wellbeing. Clinicians and carers want to be able to securely share...

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Research report

24 Oct 2016

The Australian health system records sufficient high quality data in digital form to support consistent and targeted, real-time, personalised healthcare for each Australian. While, at a whole of-population level, Australians enjoy high quality healthcare, our study shows that the acute level of...

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Strategy

13 Oct 2016

This report sets out how the government and department are addressing the entirety of the Review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria's recommendations under four areas of emphasis:

  • Setting the goal that no one is harmed in our hospitals
  • Supporting strong
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Journal article

16 Aug 2016

Objectives: To determine the role played by law in medical specialists’ decision-making about withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment (WWLST) from adults who lack capacity, and the extent to which legal knowledge affects whether law is followed.

Design: Cross-sectional...

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Research report

01 Aug 2016

Overview

In Australia and internationally the health care system is challenged by increasing demand on all care sectors, an aging population with a growing incidence of chronic and complex conditions, higher expectations by consumers, and an ageing health workforce. There...

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Journal article

11 Jul 2016

Importance: The Affordable Care Act is the most important health care legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The law implemented comprehensive reforms designed to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of...

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Policy

20 May 2016

The Australian Greens believe that:

  1. Access to quality health care is a basic human right.
  2. Individual and population health outcomes are strongly influenced by the social, economic and environmental conditions in which people live and work.
  3. Human health has a direct
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Policy

09 May 2016

The Government has provided an additional $2.9 billion in public hospital funding over the next three years (an increase of up to 6.5% a year) through an agreement with the states and territories that places greater focus on patient outcomes, particularly when it comes to caring for patients...

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Policy

09 May 2016

The Turnbull Government is committed to providing Australians with world class health care.

The Government has provided an additional $2.9 billion in public hospital funding over the next three years (an increase of up to 6.5% a year) through an agreement with the states and territories...

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Research report

28 Apr 2016

Every day, decisions are made in hospitals, or by governments, that influence how efficiently hospitals run. In 2013–14, the running costs of public hospitals ($44 billion) continued to represent the largest proportion of the $154.6 billion that was spent on health by all governments, insurers...

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Research report

20 Apr 2016

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For healthcare innovation to flourish there needs to be a real market for health services in Australia. Providers that deliver cost-effective, patient-centred care should be rewarded for increased efficiency and lower costs by being able to sell that value-...

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Audio interview

31 Mar 2016

The Commonwealth's 'Healthier Medicare' package aims to reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions by providing personalised health care plans to chronically ill patients. The 'Health Care Homes' model will see patients nominate a single GP practice as their 'home base.' That provider...

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