Stephen Leeder


General practice registrar education beyond the practice: the public health role of general practitioners

Explores the links between public health and general practice, to consider their implications for general practice registrar training. Background Public health is the organised efforts of society to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life in the population. While the focus of general practice is...

Hospitalisation and death: no co-payment required

This article reviews research for the Menzies Centre for Health Policy that found that Australian doctors believe their patients are experiencing increasing financial hardship – with serious consequences for their health, and even death.

Facing the facts on obesity

Australia eats too much and moves too little. But the solutions to the obesity crisis aren't simple. We need more evidence, less finger-pointing and strong leadership to get our obesity response into shape.

Warning: a rising temperature can be a sign of illness

Stephen Leeder considers the implications of global warming for health policy, and calls for the effects on global health to form part of debates on energy production. He predicts increases in respiratory disorders as a result of global warming and calls for investigation into its...

Ten steps to control costs and increase efficiency

It’s time to reaffirm our commitment to Medicare, writes Stephen Leeder.