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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...
OUR recent study (61) for the Menzies Centre for Health Policy found that Australian doctors believe their patients are experiencing increasing financial hardship – with serious consequences for their health, and even death. These findings highlight the imperative of dealing with the rising out-of-pocket costs...
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...
It’s time to reaffirm our commitment to Medicare, writes Stephen Leeder
THE House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing is currently inquiring into the state of health service financing (6432) . I took the opportunity to address the inquiry, and looked for...
Writing in newmatilda.com.au , Stephen Leeder argues that there is no true political leadership concerning health care in Australia. Yet, he says, it would cost the Labor Party little to start thinking and talking about a way to retrieve Australian health care from its currently...