To address the widening life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians, this report identifies three priority areas that must be addressed.
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019–2024 will use a combination of population health need, demand and supply assessment analysis, as well as a variety of consultation approaches to determine the focus for the next five years. This document provides the rationale to the approach, and...
This issues paper highlights the complexity and dysfunction of the current health system in Australia and aims to bring attention to the considerable agreement across national health reviews over the past 35 years.
Healthcare is a key component of the U.S economy, but healthcare spending increases consistently outstrip GDP growth. Improving productivity in healthcare delivery could change this dynamic without harming patient care.
This paper investigates whether Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are fit-for-purpose to drive and foster needed reforms in primary care, and offer suggestions for improving this capability.
With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, this report argues that health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders, as they look to shape the future of health care and establish a...
This comprehensive and independent report sets a clear roadmap for how digital inclusion can improve the health and well-being of many people in Wales.
There have been numerous calls to establish a national minimum data set for primary health care in Australia. Despite significant investment in the provision of primary health care services in Australia, little is known about what services are being delivered to whom, with what outcomes....
The launch of the third edition of the National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in March 2018 heralds a renewed commitment to improving the delivery of preventive care, and should reinvigorate discussions on the effectiveness of Indigenous-specific health...
This working paper demonstrates how clinical data from participating practices can help inform policy, research and health systems to improve health outcomes for all Australians.
The interactive data visualisations in this web report allow for comparison of the most recent data from 36 Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) member countries, across a range of health and health care indicators, with a focus on Australia’s international performance.
This report argues that leveraging new technologies will be instrumental in improving healthcare access and affordability for taxpayers.
This report examined the health services used by more than 37,300 people with coronary heart disease (CHD) who were discharged from a public hospital in New South Wales or Victoria between April 2012 and June 2013. The report analysed linked de-identified hospitalisation data to Medicare...
This report provides an in-depth investigation of the health industry – a sector that is of critical importance to WA’s economy and people. The report explores the economic and employment opportunity it provides, including the sector’s evolution over time.
The health of its young people is one of the biggest assets a country holds, determining its future wellbeing, costs and productivity. It forms the basis for the health of democracy, the economy and shapes the social fabric. For governments across the world, the stewardship...
This report offers a series of recommendations to enhance health and medical research in Australia, saving lives and saving dollars.
This white paper is the Consumers Health Forum of Australia’s philosophy and aspirations for the future role of consumers shaping health. Over twenty consumers, researchers, clinicians and leaders at the forefront of health policy in Australia have contributed to the paper.
This fifth national report on the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection is based on data from 231 primary health care organisations that receive funding from the Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Institutional racism is a major contributor to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. This study describes the nature and management of institutional racism and considers recent changes in an Australian hospital and health service (HHS) to illustrate the...
This joint report from the Carnegie UK Trust and Wales Cooperative Centre examines the potential for digital inclusion to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in Wales with a limiting long-term condition.