Primary health care

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Policy report

30 Sep 2017

This report examines the New Zealand health reforms of the early 2000s, central to which were the creation of primary health organisations (PHOs) and a programme to subsidise primary care for all New Zealanders.

Research report

4 Feb 2018

This report exposes the flaws in Australian hospitals’ safety and quality monitoring regime, and recommends reforms that could result in an extra 250,000 patients leaving hospital each year free of complications.


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.


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.

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.


3 Dec 2017

This web report uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) to examine access to a range of health services by people with disability aged under 65 who lived in the community.


6 Oct 2017

Total spending on health in Australia was $170.4 billion in 2015–16, $6.0 billion (3.6%) higher in real terms than in 2014–15. This was the fourth consecutive year that growth was below the ten year average of 4.7%.

Briefing paper

4 Oct 2017

This paper is designed to aid policy-makers and other health system stakeholders to understand the concept of low-value healthcare and why disinvestment activities are important.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article examines the impact of state/territory policy support on the uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians.


12 Sep 2017

This report draws on specifically commissioned research involving more than 1300 RACGP Fellows from all parts of Australia, as well as information from the MABEL (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life) Survey and a range of government publications, to provide a unique overview of...


29 Aug 2017

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

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Explores some key questions to ask of potential future governments in relation to health policy in New Zealand

Journal article

10 Aug 2017

This review looks at how to address the challenge of conducting Indigenous-focused primary health care research that is scientifically robust, culturally appropriate and produces community-level outcomes.


2 Aug 2017

This report publishes data on 60,600 courses of radiotherapy that were delivered in Australia in 2015–16.

Policy report

30 Jul 2017

Written for service managers and policy makers, this report presents findings from quantitative analyses to investigate organizational factors associated with better performance at clinic level of syphilis testing.

Journal article

14 Jul 2017

Preventable chronic disease is the largest contributor to the health differential between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but recommended best-practice preventive care is not consistently provided to Indigenous Australians.

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.


14 Jun 2017

This report explores in further detail the burden of cancer in Australia, including cancer burden in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, and by remoteness and socioeconomic group.