Medicine

Alternate Term Label:
Medical care
Medical policy
Medical research
NARROWER TERMS
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...
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.
Report

2019 Survey of research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions: survey findings report

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...
Discussion paper

A new generation medicines policy: improved access and equity for New Zealanders

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.
Strategy

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will Australia's new medical research fund be the biggest in the world?

Treasurer Joe Hockey claims within six years Australia will have "the biggest medical research endowment fund in the world".
Journal article

Assessing the quality of health research from an Indigenous perspective: the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander quality appraisal tool

This article presents the development and trial of a tool to assess the quality of research from an Indigenous perspective, specifically health research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian settings.
Report

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.
Report

Impact of COVID-19: theoretical modelling of how the health system can respond

This document outlines scenario modelling undertaken to inform how Australia prepares our health system, including our intensive care units, for COVID-19.