Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies

Discussion paper

Revitalising health reform - time to act: discussion paper

The Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies has commissioned this discussion paper to encourage broad community debate and, importantly, action on reform of Australia’s health care system. This report demonstrates that, all too often, existing processes for health system reform are ineffective. It documents the...
Discussion paper

Regulation of the health professions: background paper to the 4th Health Policy Roundtable

In March 2005, following a decision of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the Australian Government requested the Productivity Commission to undertake a research study1. The aim of the study was to examine issues impacting on the health workforce, including the supply of, and demand...

Engaging consumers in health policy: assessing models and outcomes

Australia has long been an innovator in consumer participation in health with governments over 30 years responding to the desire of community members to be involved in policy making around health. The current complexities, stresses and changing demands in health policy make it a suitable...