Medicine

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Medical care
Medical policy
Medical research
NARROWER TERMS


Report

The roadmap to telehealth efficacy: care, health, and digital equities

In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
Report

Australia’s data-enabled research future: health and medical sciences

This report argues that in order to capitalise on the opportunities to improve health and make use of the ever-increasing volume of health data, Australia must develop an environment that enables the safe and secure use of patient data for legitimate research purposes – balanced...
Report

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s management of nuclear medicine assets

This audit examines the effectiveness of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s management of assets involved in the manufacture, production and distribution of nuclear medicines.
Briefing paper

Transforming the genomics workforce to sustain high value care

Genomics, where all a person’s genes are examined, as well as the interactions of those genes with each other, is proving a powerful tool for medicine. This report explores some of the challenges currently facing this rapidly evolving sector.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: building health solutions

From vaccines to antibiotics, health and medical research has improved, extended, and saved lives. In this episode, Torrens University researchers talk about the need to build a new GP model of care for Australia’s rapidly ageing population.
Report

National baseline report on Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety - Phase 1: residential aged care

This report identifies a potential roadmap to embed Quality Use of Medicine principles in the aged care sector, with the aim of reducing medication-related harm.
Report

The new frontier - delivering better health for all Australians

This report examines the opportunities to deliver better health care for Australians through our regulatory and health technology assessment process for both medicines and technologies.
Report

Funding rare disease therapies in Australia: 2021 progress update

For the 2 million Australians living with rare diseases, access to medicines can be inadequate. This report reassesses 2014 research by the McKell Institute, assessing the state of rare disease therapies in Australia.
Strategy

Australian Medical Association's vision for Australia's health

This strategy document represents a clear blueprint for all governments and players in Australia's health system, and is built around five pillars of detailed policy reform.
Report

Medicare advanced imaging payment: dysfunctional policy making

This report outlines background information on U.S Medicare payment for imaging services in outpatient settings, followed by payment issues, trends and factors that make imaging payment policy difficult. It continues with an enumeration of recent policies designed to control Medicare spending on imaging, and offers...
Journal article

Publishing at any cost: a cross-sectional study of the amount that medical researchers spend on open access publishing each year

This study aimed to estimate the financial costs paid by individual medical researchers from meeting the article processing charges (APCs) levied by open access journals in 2019.
Report

Planning and governance of COVID-19 procurements to increase the National Medical Stockpile

This audit examined whether the COVID-19 National Medical Stockpile (NMS) procurement requirement was met through effective planning and governance arrangements.
Journal article

Impact of COVID-19 on healthcare activity in NSW, Australia

COVID-19 has left no healthcare system untouched. The aim of this study was to quantify the changes in activity seen in the NSW health system in the first half of 2020.
Report

Patient power: unleashing choice over routine medications

This report finds that many patients are not fully aware of the level of control they are entitled to when it comes to choosing medication. It suggests that pharmacists could play a greater role in the patient care pathway to support patients make choices about...
Report

General Practice: health of the nation 2020

This report gives a unique overview of Australian general practice, while also addressing the impact of COVID-19 on general practice and patients.
Briefing paper

Optimising healthcare through specialist referral reforms

The specialist referral system is a key operational component of the Australian health system. This briefing argues that moving towards a health service model that places a greater emphasis on the appropriateness of the referral above the profession of the referrer is necessary to bring...
Discussion paper

Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety discussion paper for public consultation – Phase 1: aged care

The Commission are developing a National Baseline Report on Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety in response to this initiative. This discussion paper was published to support the public consultation which informed Phase 1 of the National Baseline Report.
Position paper

Australian healthcare after COVID-19: an opportunity to think differently

Through this position paper, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association argues that as Australia moves toward a post-COVID world, identifying the changes that are needed to form the foundation of a modern, sustainable and resilient healthcare system, focussed on health outcomes and capable of absorbing...
Guide

COVID-19 in the region: a quick guide

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across Australia’s immediate region is still unfolding. This guide represents a snapshot of the situation as at early June 2020.