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.
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
Tim Woodruff offers a valuable critique of Labor’s Medicare Gold.
Reform principles In Australia, the State level of government is particularly responsive to differences in the circumstances and preferences of, say, North Queensland versus Tasmanian families. On the other hand, the Federal Government’s role is… more
Olga Havnen Examines a narrowing of the gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada, New Zealand and the USA to between four and ten years – compared with a gap of… more
Gillian Bouras ‘I learned too late about the signs of her intention: she seemed light-hearted, friends said, for the first time in ages, and she was giving people presents. Of course it turned out that… more
Ian McAuley looks at how a value-based system can resolve public and private divisions in Australia’s health system. He describes the confusion and the grab bag of health proposals that… more
Professor Hal Swerissen outlines the urgent need for a national framework to improve Australian primary health and community support systems.