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16 Oct 2017

Transforming Health was a major South Australian state government change initiative to improve the metropolitan Adelaide public acute hospital system. It ran between 2015 and 2017, with the aim of aligning better models of health care delivery with new and upgraded hospital facilities.The HPC ...

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Report

08 Sep 2017

Structures for health care organisations to engage with consumers vary across Australia, but most states have some form of ‘consumer advisory committee’ required under legislation or as part of expected practice. Health Performance Council (HPC) revisited a previous review (2011) to assess what...

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Draft report

04 Sep 2017

This Draft Report is the penultimate product of the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions (the Review). The Draft Report has been developed through research, analysis of submissions to the Review and input...

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Report

17 Aug 2017

Palliative care is an essential component of modern health care services and an increasingly important part of the wider health and social care systems. Palliative care is healthcare and support for people with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. It is provided by, or informed by...

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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Improving health and well-being and promoting equity in outcomes are long-standing goals of New Zealand governments (for example, Department of Health, 1989; King, 2000; Ryall, 2007; Ministry of Health, 2016a, 2016b).1 New Zealand’s publicly funded health system delivers millions of high-quality...

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14 Aug 2017

Health Performance Council (HPC) indicator reports monitor changes over SA Health's Transforming Health program implementation. HPC selected indicators to monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps:

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Research report

09 Aug 2017

In 2017 we’re celebrating twenty years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led and focused health research – recognising the journey of the Lowitja Institute and the four associated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

To mark this anniversary we have launched this publication, which...

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Discussion paper

29 Jun 2017

The National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health (the Framework) was developed through the Rural Health Standing Committee, a committee of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council, and agreed by the Standing Council on Health, the committee of Ministers of Health, in late...

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Journal article

20 Jun 2017

Objectives

To quantify the potential impact of an additional 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on productivity in Australia.

Methods

We used a multi-state lifetable Markov model to examine the potential impact of an additional 20%...

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Report

14 Jun 2017

The verdict is in: Prevention is better than cure when it comes to tackling Australia’s chronic disease burden, but is Australia pulling its weight when it comes to tackling the nation’s greatest public health challenge?

A new economic report looking at what Australia invests in...

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Research report

07 Jun 2017

Our indicator reports monitor changes over the Transforming Health program implementation. We selected indicators to monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps:

  1. Too many deaths occur in our hospitals
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Article

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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Journal article

27 Apr 2017

Formation of Australia’s National Drug Strategy (NDS) included an extensive consultation process that was open not only to community and public health stakeholders, but also to representatives of the tobacco and alcohol industries.

Australia is bound by the World Health Organization...

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Research report

19 Apr 2017

The existence of labour and human rights abuses in medical goods supply chains has implications for Australian healthcare companies and public procurement, as the health and well-being of Australians should not come at the cost of the abuse and exploitation of workers in low-wage countries....

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Journal article

01 Apr 2017

This In Pracitice Paper explores the challenges that arise through the multidisciplinary nature of evidence informed policy making (EIPM).

The article summarises and compares four disciplinary approaches to EIPM with highly contrasting starting points: behavioural science, policy...

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Research report

30 Mar 2017

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This review presents a refreshed strategic direction for adult palliative care and proposes a suite of initiatives to help manage future increases in demand for palliative care.

We know that as people live longer there will be more people with complex...

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Discussion paper

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27 Mar 2017

In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and...

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Research report

24 Mar 2017

Our indicator reports monitor changes over the Transforming Health program implementation. We selected indicators to monitor changes in patient access and equity taken from the case for change stated in SA Health’s Our Next Steps:

  1. Too many deaths occur in our hospitals

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Research report

24 Mar 2017

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The information used in the report in order to compare health funds is based on data collected for regulatory purposes. This information is the most appropriate, independent and reliable data available.

The report is intended to help you to decide which...

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Discussion paper

27 Feb 2017

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions came into operation on 1 July 2010. NRAS was implemented through enactment of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law in each state and territory (the National Law). The objectives and guiding...

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