Health care reform

Strategy

18 Dec 2017

To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, the AHHA recommends that Australia re-orientate the healthcare system over the next ten years by enabling outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report asserts that a national conversation around evidence-based care and eliminating unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures through better discussions between clinicians and consumers is certainly taking hold.

Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s healthcare recommendations might not go far enough, but they could still be too bold for the government, writes Lesley Russell.

Report

29 Aug 2017

This report provides an overview of the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop exploring the potential of Digital Health Technologies.

Report

1 Aug 2017

This report analysed 25 Australian clinical trials initiated by clinicians and found that if the results of the trials were implemented in just two-thirds of the relevant groups of patients for one year, $1.4 billion would be saved through improvements in patient health outcomes, and...

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.

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,...

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 challenge existing models...

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....

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 role...

Research report

7 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 innovation in the health sector and deliver...

Discussion paper

3 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...

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 data fragmentation creates...

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 leadership...

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 postal survey of medical specialists....

Research report

1 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 is an increasing...

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 health care.

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Policy

20 May 2016

The Australian Greens believe that:

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

Policy

9 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...

Policy

9 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...