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.
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.
A systematic review of self-reported ethical practices in publications of cluster randomised trials conducted in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings
This systematic review describes self-reported ethical practices in research conducted in Australia involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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.
ACON and Positive Life NSW have produced this evidence brief to assist HIV response partners when providing care and support to people newly diagnosed with HIV. The brief reviews current literature, implementation studies and service models and makes suggestions to ensure the best tools and...
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...
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.
This audit examined whether the COVID-19 National Medical Stockpile (NMS) procurement requirement was met through effective planning and governance arrangements.
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...
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.
This report gives a unique overview of Australian general practice, while also addressing the impact of COVID-19 on general practice and patients.
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...
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...
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to ensuring that NHMRC-funded research is of the highest quality. In May 2019, the NHMRC commissioned ORIMA Research to conduct a survey on its behalf in relation to the research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions...
The purpose of this discussion paper is to help stakeholders understand and consider the issues when developing a new generation medicines policy, so that it is fit for the future.
Cancer care in the time of COVID-19: a conceptual framework for the management of cancer during a pandemic
This conceptual framework uses published data and guidance to explore system-wide approaches to cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework is intended as a useful resource for cancer organisations, health professionals, medical colleges and policy-makers.
Treasurer Joe Hockey claims within six years Australia will have "the biggest medical research endowment fund in the world".
Patterns of health service use by people with dementia in their last year of life: New South Wales and Victoria
This report examines the health services usage of people with dementia in their last year of life and the findings have important implications for Australia’s health and aged care systems.
This document outlines scenario modelling undertaken to inform how Australia prepares our health system, including our intensive care units, for COVID-19.