Director of Medicine for Macarthur Health, Dr Brad Frankum, speaks about a wasteful use of resources, media sensationalism, micro-management from above and professional abdication of responsibility. He calls for greater community participation in the governance of… more
‘US pharmaceutical companies don’t like the way that Australia, through the PBAC, sets drug prices. The Australian system brings great benefit to the Australian consumer. Dr David Henry has insider experience on the PBAC and… more
The Policy Portal has two important articles on health. Is there a crisis in NSW hospitals? by Brad Frankum Generic Medicines by David Henry. We have updated the policy section to enable readers to comment… more
Limits to competition in the pharmacy sector impose large costs on consumers, taxpayers and the wider community.
Should we move to a two tiered health system? Will this lead to two standards of care? By Jeffrey Braithwaite
John Menadue in a speech to the Australian College of Health Service Executives in Brisbane on the 22nd of February 2005.
The pubs and clubs sought to position those pushing for the ban as dreary fun phobics who never went out after dark and couldn’t stand the thought of anyone enjoying… more
Tracy Reibel looks at how medicalised childbirth has largely replaced the low tech, low intervention approach to a normal physiological event that has indeed been constant over time and across cultures and asks if this… more
Professor Hal Swerissen outlines the urgent need for a national framework to improve Australian primary health and community support systems.