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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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia

This report recommends that Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) review and improve its online resources for health professionals relating to the regulations and processes for prescribing medicinal cannabis through the Special Access Scheme and Authorised Prescriber pathways.
Fact sheet

Industry factsheet: COVID-19

This factsheet aims to give information on how health professionals and service providers working with older people and people with disability can protect themselves and their clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coordination of health care: experiences of barriers to accessing health services among patients aged 45 and over (2016)

Having timely access to health-care professionals when a person needs it is crucial to preventing, treating and managing health conditions. This report looks at the associations between selected patient characteristics and self-reported experiences of barriers to accessing GPs and specialists.