Policy report

Being equally well

This report from a number of leading health experts recommends major improvements to primary healthcare services in Australia to stop people with serious mental illnesses from dying between 14 and 23 years earlier than other Australians.

Medicare advanced imaging payment: dysfunctional policy making

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...

National bowel cancer screening program: monitoring report 2020

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators.
Journal article

Lessons from the renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program in Australia

Australia was one of the frst countries to make the transition from cytology-based to HPV-based cervical screening.This analysis of the national program’s transition to a new model looks at the lessons learnt that can provide valuable insights to other settings.
Journal article

What does Australia’s investment in genomics mean for public health?

This article argues that while some genetically targeted tests and interventions have demonstrated potential for population‐scale health benefits, more evidence of the cost‐effectiveness is needed.

National bowel cancer screening program: monitoring report 2019

This report presents statistics on the national bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017, 41% undertook screening.

Population based screening framework

This Population Based Screening Framework, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) principles of screening, has been developed for Australia. The aim of the framework is to provide guidance for decision makers when considering potential population-based screening program in Australia.

Cervical screening in Australia 2019

This is the last monitoring report (to 30 June 2017) for the previous ‘pap test-based’ National Cervical Screening Program, which ceased on 30 November 2017.

Analysis of breast cancer outcomes and screening behaviour for BreastScreen Australia

This analysis found that screen-detected breast cancers were less likely to cause death than never-screened breast cancers for all age groups eligible to screen. The results include outcomes using different correction factors for lead-time bias and screening selection bias that may be more appropriate for...

Cervical screening in Australia 2018

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce cervical cancer cases, illness and death from cervical cancer in Australia. Cervical screening in Australia 2018 is the latest annual monitoring report for the NCSP, presenting key data for women screened in 2015 and 2016 (prior...