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Health services accessibility

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Access to health


Report

Shining a light: radiotherapy cancer treatment in Australia

This white paper highlights the most significant obstacles to accessing radiotherapy cancer care in Australia including access, awareness, and financial burden; and provides three evidence-based recommendations to improve utilisation of radiotherapy and health outcomes for Australians living with cancer.
Discussion paper

Consultation paper: development of the National health literacy strategy

This paper describes a draft framework that will form the building blocks for the 'National health literacy strategy'. This framework has been developed based on feedback gathered through consultations with a diverse range of stakeholders and consumers, and reviews of national and international evidence of...
Report

Canadian health care’s digital future: voices of key leaders

This paper argues that collaboration is critical to advancing digital health in Canada. The problem is not one of technology - it is rather one of working collaboratively to get the right policy frameworks, incentives and governance in place to enable health data sharing and...
Journal article

Traditional Human Immunodeficiency Virus treatment and family and social influence as barriers to accessing HIV care services in Belu, Indonesia

Access to HIV care services, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), is essential for improving health outcomes of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and reducing HIV transmission and AIDS-related deaths. As a part of a qualitative study in Belu, this paper describes the use of traditional medicines...
Journal article

Post-migration stressors and mental health for African migrants in South Australia: a qualitative study

We conducted a qualitative study involving African migrants (n = 20) and service providers (n = 10) in South Australia to explore mental health stressors, access to mental health services and how to improve mental health services for African migrant populations. This paper presents the...

Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
Report

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...
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.
Report

Provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians: interim report

This interim inquiry report recommends that the Australian government further investigates the provision and distribution of general practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and that the Department of Health should develop benchmarks for the optimal distribution of primary health professionals.
Report

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2021

This publication aims to provide a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Briefing paper

Access to and delivery of general practice services: a study of patients at practices using digital and online tools

This briefing examined data from 146 GP practices in England using the askmyGP online consultation system between 1 March 2019 and 30 September 2021. The analysis shows that patients often choose remote over face-to-face consultations and that GP practices can mitigate the risk of digital...
Report

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.
Report

“I have to ask to be included…”

This document reports on survey and focus group research conducted by Women’s Health Matters in 2021 and makes recommendations towards improving the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT.
Report

The voice of Australian health consumers

This survey report outlines what Australian consumers think about their health system’s performance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

The state of health and care 2022

In this report, the authors propose policies designed to better live with COVID-19, to help build back better, and to help prepare for the future.
Report

Rural, regional and remote roundtable on health service access report

A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers, facilitated in December 2021 by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has resulted in a number of recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote...
Report

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.
Systematic review

Web-based interventions to help Australian adults address depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and general mental well-being: scoping review

A large number of Australians experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives. However, in many parts of Australia, the wait times to see general practitioners and mental health professionals can be lengthy. With increasing internet use across Australia, web-based interventions may help...
Report

Navigating a pandemic: Australian practices and perspectives on information, services and technologies during the COVID-19 crisis

This report provides a comprehensive overview of how participants have coped during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have sought out resources during periods of disruption, isolation and quarantine. The findings offer insights that may enhance service provision and systems design decisions to better support...
Report

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.