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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...
Withdrawing health resources from existing healthcare practices, procedures, technologies, or pharmaceuticals that are deemed to deliver little or no health gain for their cost is growing as a priority for international health policy. The term disinvestment in health care is gaining prominence internationally. It relates...
Internationally, many health care interventions were diffused prior to the standard use of assessments of safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. This paper examines key challenges for disinvestment from these interventions and explores potential policy-related avenues to advance a disinvestment agenda.
The authors examine five key...
Anne-Marie Boxall and Stephanie D. Short argue that it is important to find out if, and why, Australia has resisted the affects of neo-liberalism on population health so we ensure our high standards are maintained in the future.
Australia’s experience tends not to support...