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Monitoring the implementation of Transforming Health: indicator report (3rd ed. July 2017)

Health Performance Council (HPC) indicator reports monitor changes over SA Health's Transforming Health program implementation.

Revisit review of Country Health Advisory Councils governance arrangements

This report outlines advice on possible improvements to Country Health Advisory Councils (HAC) governance arrangements and information provision and engagement activities.

Digital health in Australia: what works, and future directions

This report provides an overview of the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop exploring the potential of digital health technologies.
Draft report

Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions - draft report

This review is recommending the adoption of consistent accrual accounting and business standards and thedevelopment of a single set of funding principles to guide the setting of fees and charges for accreditation andthe application of a transparent cost recovery policy and methodology.

OECD health data 2007

This report shows that the number of doctors in OECD countries has increased by 35 per cent over the past fifteen years to 2.8 million. In most countries, this growth was driven largely by rising numbers of specialists – up nearly 50 per cent between...
Discussion paper

Why we need a new rural and remote health strategy

This paper argues that a comprehensive framework to guide and direct better health outcomes in rural and remote communities is critical.

Rich and well, poor and sick? The relationship between income and self-rated health from the New Zealand household panel Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE)

Background This thesis investigates the relationship between income and health in New Zealand adults, using longitudinal data from the household panel Survey of Family, Income and Employment, 2002 to 2005. Evidence for a cross-sectional relationship between income and health is strong, but may be affected...

The effect of anti-poverty and in-work tax credits for families on self-rated health in parents in New Zealand

Background: Some social protection interventions are promoted as policy tools for addressing the social determinants of health to improve individual and population health and health equity. However, there is considerable controversy over whether publicly funded financial credits have a positive, a negative or no effect...
Journal article

Engaging with holism in Australian Aboriginal health policy: a review

The ideal concept of holistic health is centrally placed in Australian Aboriginal health policies and strategies. Advocates suggest that its effective uptake will enable health improvements. Yet we are continually reminded of the shocking state of Aboriginal health. In this review of Australian literature Mark...

New Zealand’s health service performs well, but inequities remain high

This article presents an overview and assessment of the New Zealand health system.