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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...
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.
The aim of this brief is to provide policy-makers with an analysis of current literature relating to the effects to be expected from hospital implementation of eHealth technologies.
The Andrews Labor Government has introduced the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to among other things, restructure Victoria’s fire services.
This article argues that digital guidelines can be easily updated with new evidence, continuously reviewed and widely disseminated.
Victoria's first legal crop of cannabis has just been harvested for medicinal use.
The state has been manufacturing the drug at a secret location and is still putting it through the testing phase.
While patients in Victoria wait for access, NSW parliamentarians have...
Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues...
France has moved to make every person in the country a potential organ donor. It joins a list of over twenty-five countries who already have 'opt out' laws—that means that once a person dies, it's presumed that they consent to donate their organs unless they've...