Health services administration



Report

The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: a global analysis in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has shone a light on the critical importance of health and care workers, who were applauded and celebrated. This report provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the gender pay gap in the health and care sector – a sector in which women predominate.
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Evaluating the discharge planning process

Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...
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National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions, reporting framework: indicator results

This report provides data and interpretive text for each indicator, as well as a high-level summary and interpretation of results against each objective.
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National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions: reporting framework

This framework was developed to provide an appropriate set of indicators to monitor progress towards meeting the three objectives of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions in a consistent and comparable manner.
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Measuring the gap in health expenditure: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Equity Economics, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), undertook this analysis of the gap in health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In order to calculate the gap, they accounted for the burden of disease, which is more...
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Investing in our future: building strong and resilient health systems in the Indo-Pacific region

Building strong and resilient health systems across the Indo-Pacific region will require the sustained support of development partners and donors for the foreseeable future. This report presents the findings and recommendations from a rapid desk-based review of the current status of health system strengthening in...
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Use of Medicare chronic disease management items by patients with long-term health conditions

This report uses findings from the Coordination of Health Care Study to describe the use of chronic disease management (CDM) items and Medicare-subsidised allied health services by people aged 45 and over who had at least one long-term health condition in 2016.
Briefing paper

Health policy and equity

Good health is not guaranteed for all Australians. The authors of this paper argue that policy must address issues of access and appropriate care so no one is left behind.
Guide

Designated auditing agency handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to state the Ministry of Health's requirements of designated auditing agencies (DAAs) for auditing and audit reporting for the certification of health care services under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.
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Building public understanding of health and health inequalities

This report explores reasons behind current public attitudes towards health and inequalities in health outcomes in the United Kingdom, drawing on polling and public attitudes research by the Health Foundation and others.
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Australia’s health reimagined: the journey to a connected and confident consumer

This publication is part of a joint national project by Deloitte, Curtin University, the Digital Health Collaborative Research Centre and the Consumer Health Forum of Australia, to better understand consumer preferences and expectations of virtual healthcare.
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Health security in the Pacific: expert perspectives to guide health system strengthening

This report seeks to identify and prioritise health system strengthening initiatives that prevent impacts of health security threats and strengthen the ability to respond to these threats in the Pacific region.
Strategy

National preventive health strategy 2021-2030

This release of this strategy document presents an opportunity for Australia to build a sustainable prevention system for the future – building on previous success and momentum, addressing the increasing burden of disease, reducing health inequity and increasing preparedness for emerging health threats.
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Improving access to specialist outpatient services

This audit report finds that by implementing the Specialist Outpatient Strategy, Queensland Health has improved patient access to specialist outpatient services and addressed the backlog of long waits at a point in time.
Guide

Modern slavery in the health services sector

This guide is the third in a suite of sector-specific guides prepared as part of a joint collaboration between the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG Australia. This resource is a guide to help the health services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 ...
Briefing paper

Evolving regulation and oversight in a systems world

This briefing outlines the key implications for trusts of changes to the UK's National Health Service regulatory framework, in the context of accelerating system working and legislative change.
Report

Reflecting poorly: health care in the U.S. compared to other high-income countries

No two countries are alike when it comes to organising and delivering health care for their people - creating an opportunity to learn about alternative approaches. The goal of this report is to compare the performance of health care systems of 11 high-income countries.
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...
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Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to significant changes in how NHS services are delivered and used. This has seen an acceleration of policies that have previously only made incremental progress.
Guide

Guide to health privacy

This guide has been written to help health services providers — from doctors and private sector hospitals, through to allied health professionals, pharmacists, childcare centres and gyms —understand their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988, and embed good privacy in their practice.