Jeffrey Braithwaite responds to John Menadue’s claim that ‘No-one runs hospitals’. ‘Although the health system gets roundly criticised every time mistakes are made, errors occur in all human endeavours, and can never be eradicated, he… more
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John Menadue writes, ‘A state handover of health services to the Commonwealth may be politically too difficult for some states. A practical and feasible alternative which is being canvassed, would be to establish a joint… more
Jeffrey Braithwaite responds to John Menadue’s claim that ‘No-one runs hospitals’. ‘A university teaching hospital can be thought of as one of the most complicated, costly organisations you could design’,… more
Carol Gaston explains the problem with talking about reforming or fixing the health workforce: there is no such thing!
Stephen Leeder discusses the Howard government move away from Medicare. As services previously paid for through Medicare move into the private domain, health care costs go up and equity of access goes down.
Ian McAuley writes, ‘we need to re-frame our public policy attention, away from the simple notion of more or less superannuation, and towards asking what policies may help us in matching income at our life… more
…that Tony Abbott has recently mused about a Federal Government take-over of public hospitals? When Federal Governments have toyed with the idea of nationalising funding for hospital and medical services in the past, however, it… more
Former Public Service Commissioner, Andrew Podger, comments on the challenges facing the Australian Public Service and explains his concern with the Government’s use of Freedom of Information