Australia and New Zealand Health Policy

Journal article

28 Jan 2010

This paper highlights some of the competing tensions in public health tertiary education, their impact on public health training programs, and the educational pathways that are needed to grow, shape and prepare the public health workforce for future challenges.

Public health educational pathways in...

Journal article

28 Jan 2010

No recent Australian studies or literature, provide evidence of the extent of coverage of multicultural health issues in Australian healthcare research. A series of systematic literature reviews in three major Australian healthcare journals were undertaken to discover the level, content, coverage and overall quality of...

Journal article

19 Jan 2010

This study determines the trend in mental health-related mortality (defined here as the aggregation of suicide and deaths coded as "mental/behavioural disorders"), and its relative numerical importance, and to argue that this has importance to policy-makers.

Its results will have policy relevance because policy-makers...

Journal article

28 Sep 2009

This paper presents Part 2 of a literature review examining medication safety in the Australian acute care setting. This review was undertaken for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, updating the 2002 national report on medication safety. Part 2 of the...

Journal article

7 Sep 2009

While the causes of obesity are well known traditional education and treatment strategies do not appear to be making an impact. One solution as part of a broader complimentary set of strategies may be regulatory intervention at local government level to create environments for healthy...

Journal article

21 Aug 2009

Background

This paper presents Part 1 of a two-part literature review examining medication safety in the Australian acute care setting. This review was undertaken for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to update a previous national report on medication safety...

Journal article

21 Aug 2009

Private health insurance has been a major focus of Commonwealth government health policy for the last decade. Over this period, the Howard government introduced a number of policy changes which impacted on the take up of private health insurance. The most expensive of these was...

Journal article

17 Jul 2009

This study investigates the relationships between health and lifestyle factors, age and private health insurance (PHI) in a large Australian population-based cohort study of people aged 45 years and over

; the 45 and Up Study. Unlike previous Australian analyses of relationships between health,...

Journal article

1 Jun 2009

The formation of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) and the National Preventative Task Force in 2008, demonstrate a renewed Australian Government commitment to health reform.

The re-focus on prevention, bringing it to the centre of health care has significant implications for...

Journal article

15 May 2009

The aim of this study is to investigate whether the public believes high cost patients should be a lower priority for public health care than low cost patients, other things being equal, in order to maximise health gains from the health budget.

Semi-structured group...

Journal article

15 May 2009

This article examines issues facing the future health care workforce in Australia in light of factors such as population ageing.

Journal article

4 May 2009

At present, we have very limited ability to compare public health activity across jurisdictions and countries, or even to ascertain differences in what is considered to be a public health activity.

Existing standardised health classifications do not capture important dimensions of public health, which...

Journal article

4 May 2009

This survey sought to describe how government health departments in Australia use specialist health economic advice to inform policy and planning and the mechanisms through which they access this advice.

Government anticipates that health economic analysis will contribute to evidence-based policy development. Early examples...

Journal article

24 Apr 2009

In public health, as well as other health education contexts, there is increasing recognition of the transformation in public health practice and the necessity for educational providers to keep pace. This article explores the impact of these changes.

The article looks at the impact...

Journal article

23 Apr 2009

The International Health Regulations (2005) and the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases have triggered a re-assessment of how rich countries should support capacity development for communicable disease control in low and medium income countries

(LMIC). In LMIC, three types of public health...

Journal article

2 Mar 2009

The health sector in Australia faces major challenges including an ageing population, spiralling health care costs, continuing poor Aboriginal health and emerging threats to public health. At the same time, the environment for policy making is becoming increasingly complex. In this context, strong policy capacity...

Journal article

2 Mar 2009

The need for research to better address health disparities in Indigenous people has been widely recognised. This paper examines past policies and outlines issues for Indigenous health policy in the future.

There is considerate potential for health research to contribute to better health services...

Journal article

24 Jan 2009

This article describes and evaluates some of the criteria on the basis of which food advertising to children on television could be regulated, including parental controls that revolve around the type of televsion program, the type of content, the target audience and the time of...

Journal article

24 Jan 2009

This article describes and evaluates some of the criteria on the basis of which food advertising to children on television could be regulated, including parental controls that revolve around the type of televsion program, the type of content, the target audience and the time of...

Journal article

15 Jan 2009

The Department of Health in Western Australia identified access to, and daily consumption of recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables, as priority health determinants. The numerous factors that influence supply and consumption of fruit and vegetables indicated that a comprehensive approach would be required....