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This inquiry has found that a vast majority of women have experienced adverse events following surgery to implant surgical mesh and the majority of these have struggled to find assistance and support.
This inquiry considered key issues relating to diagnostic imaging services, including geographic disparities, Commonwealth subsidies, the costs for non-subsidised services, and how governments can improve accessibility to these essential services.
This resource presents a review of the ways in which Australia is attempting to encourage and enable individuals to look after their own health and wellbeing. The role of 'self care' in effective health management and treatment is one of the major gaps in Australia's...
This review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness in NSW Health facilities has been an important opportunity to analyse the use of restrictive practices, compare New South Wales with national and international standards, and to hear from consumers, carers and...
The IHPA has released this public consultation paper on the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification (ANACC). This consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the potential characteristics of the ANACC system, including the patient condition and intervention characteristics that will form the key concepts...
Objective: To describe why, when and to whom general practitioners refer women with symptoms possibly attributable to cervical, endometrial or ovarian cancers, and to identify patient and GP factors that predict referral to either a gynaecologist or a gynaecological oncologist.
This report looks at the challenges faced by consumers, in terms of the affordability and out-of-pocket medical costs associated with private health insurance, including trends in the decline and downgrading of coverage.
This report focuses on information about public hospital elective surgery waiting lists. It presents information on overall activity, what elective surgery was provided and how long people waited for elective surgery.
In Australia, the National Medicines Policy (NMP) provides a framework for the way we use medicines across our health services with an aim to deliver medicines and related services while achieving optimal health outcomes and value. The policy identifies key objectives to achieve its aim:...
This report asserts that a national conversation around evidence-based care and eliminating unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures through better discussions between clinicians and consumers is certainly taking hold.