Health services planning
A learning health system (LHS) is a way of describing a systematic approach to iterative, data-driven improvement. This report was informed by a literature review, interviews, a survey of more than 100 expert stakeholders, and a series of practical case studies, offering real-world examples of...
New horizons: what can England learn from the professionalisation of care workers in other countries?
Care workers have undoubtedly been first on the front line, delivering care in perilous conditions, but last to see any meaningful acknowledgement and reward for their continuing perseverance. This report argues that there is now an opportunity for policy-makers to reverse the deepening workforce recruitment...
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...
As New South Wales recovered from the 2019-20 summer bushfires and the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Australia in February 2020, there was no indication of the upheaval and sacrifices that lay ahead. In this report, researchers look at mental health, drawing together...
The authors of this paper argue that ensuring patients have a positive treatment experience and are connected with the supports they need to stay well, across community, outpatient and private health and psychosocial services, is essential to effectively managing self-harm and improving health outcomes.
In this position statement, the Australian Physiotherapy Association recommends publicly-funded treatment and investment in multidisciplinary teams, including physiotherapists, to manage long COVID and prepare for future health emergencies.
The objective of this paper is to provide order-of-magnitude estimates of the possible effects of population ageing on government finances across OECD countries, and to discuss reforms to fiscal federalism and intergovernmental relations with the purpose of funding expenditures at all levels of government.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) invites interested people and organisations to make a submission in response to this discussion paper on a whole-of- system approach to reforming the private healthcare system.
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.
Australia’s prison population is growing and ageing, which is placing an increasing burden on the provision of healthcare in prison. This paper highlights the significant gap in national data about all elements of palliative care need and provision in prisons, and describes how data collection...
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...
The federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia has worked with their members and stakeholders to develop this election platform that sets out the commitments sought from the major political parties.
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.
This plan was developed as a high-level response to the recommendations of the Primary Health Reform Steering Group, and an extensive series of consultations. The plan aims to support primary health care providers to embrace continuing advances in technology - in telehealth and virtual care...
This research explores the health and well-being needs, expectations and priorities of older Victorians at six key stages in later life. The report was prepared for the Victorian Health Department.
This survey report outlines what Australian consumers think about their health system’s performance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report explores how New Zealand could in future optimise the way health infrastructure is planned, delivered and maintained, based on learnings from the health infrastructure systems in Victoria and New South Wales.
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.
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.