This working paper demonstrates how clinical data from participating practices can help inform policy, research and health systems to improve health outcomes for all Australians.
Human organ trafficking is a broad international problem encompassing many countries around the world. The organ trade has evolved and continues to evolve under the influence of forces of demand and supply, as well as changes in national and international regulation and law enforcement.
This white paper is the Consumers Health Forum of Australia’s philosophy and aspirations for the future role of consumers shaping health. Over twenty consumers, researchers, clinicians and leaders at the forefront of health policy in Australia have contributed to the paper.
This exploration of potentially preventable hospitalisations focuses on conditions that may be prevented or managed best by general practice to minimise likelihood of admission. The proposed specification was developed in conjunction with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, with a view to use as...
Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.
This resource presents a review of the ways in which Australia is attempting to encourage and enable individuals to look after their own health and wellbeing. The role of 'self care' in effective health management and treatment is one of the major gaps in Australia's...
In Australia, the National Medicines Policy (NMP) provides a framework for the way we use medicines across our health services with an aim to deliver medicines and related services while achieving optimal health outcomes and value. The policy identifies key objectives to achieve its aim:...
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.
The aim of this brief is to provide policy-makers with an analysis of current literature relating to the effects to be expected from hospital implementation of eHealth technologies.
The Andrews Labor Government has introduced the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to among other things, restructure Victoria’s fire services.
This report uses recent data to compare health care system performance in the U.S. with that of ten other high-income countries and considers the different approaches to health care organization and delivery that can contribute to top performance.
The latest Australian Child Health Poll has revealed a worrying pattern of practice in Australian health care, in which some unvaccinated children are being refused care by health care providers.
The poll found that one in six Australian children who are not up-to-date with...
Victoria's first legal crop of cannabis has just been harvested for medicinal use.
The state has been manufacturing the drug at a secret location and is still putting it through the testing phase.
While patients in Victoria wait for access, NSW parliamentarians have...
Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues...
The Rationalist Society of Australia (RSA) recognises the inherent right of all human beings to security of person, in particular their right to physical and mental integrity and bodily autonomy. The RSA rejects all non-consensual, medically unnecessary genital cutting or modifications, and calls upon the...
France has moved to make every person in the country a potential organ donor. It joins a list of over twenty-five countries who already have 'opt out' laws—that means that once a person dies, it's presumed that they consent to donate their organs unless they've...
More than 657,000 health practitioners are now registered as part of Australia’s national registration and accreditation scheme, as detailed in the 2015/16 annual report published today by AHPRA, representing a growth of 20,000 more health practitioners over the past year.
The 2015/16 annual report...
We’re paying too much for a bloated financial service sector.
A prominent example is Australia’s largest health insurer, Medibank Private, which in the last financial year absorbed just over a billion dollars of contributors’ premiums in management overheads and profits – $511 million as...