Public hospitals

Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says all cancer treatment is free in public hospitals. Is he correct?

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has challenged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to match Labor's 2019 election pledge to cut out-of-pocket costs for cancer patients. But Mr Morrison claims cancer treatment for public hospital patients is already free.
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Fact Check: Kevin Rudd wrong on Tony Abbott's '$1b hospital funding cut'

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has accused Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of cutting $1 billion in public hospital funding when he was health minister.
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Fact Check: Has the Government cut billions out of public hospitals?

Two weeks into the 2016 election, Labor Opposition health spokeswoman Catherine King claims the Government has cut billions from public hospital funding.
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Fact Check: Has public hospital funding been cut by $50 billion?

Opposition spokeswoman for health Catherine King claims the budget cuts a "whopping" $50 billion from Australia's public hospitals.

Hotspots of potentially preventable hospital admissions

This is the second edition of a bitesize Health Performance Council report pinpointing potential health inequalities by analysing South Australian public hospital data, looking for hospitalisations that are potentially preventable, variation by where people live in the state, and opportunities to improve.

Revisit review of South Australia's Palliative Care Services Plan 2009-16: statistical addendum

This report forms a statistical addendum to complement the Health Performance Council’s Revisit review of South Australia’s Palliative Care Services Plan 2009-16.

Ngangkari healers: 60,000 years of traditional Aboriginal methods make headway in medical clinics

Ngangkari healers were considered the treasure of Aboriginal communities, and now their 60,000-year-old tradition has made its way to South Australia's Royal Adelaide Hospital and rural clinics.
Journal article

How do health practitioners in a large Australian public hospital identify and respond to reproductive abuse? A qualitative study

Reproductive abuse is defined as a deliberate attempt to control or interfere with a woman’s reproductive choices. There is a dearth of research on reproductive abuse, particularly qualitative research. This study aims to address this gap by exploring how health practitioners in a large Australian...

Managing private medical practice in public hospitals

This audit examined whether the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and three audited public health services are effectively managing private practice in public hospitals to optimise outcomes for the health sector and Victorians.
Case study

On solid ground? Using a Public Private Partnership to build a new flagship hospital in Adelaide

This case study looks at the use of Public Private Partnerships in the construction of the Royal Adelaide Hospital by the South Australian government.