Stephen Leeder and Ian McAuley write, ‘The more private health insurance there is, the less control there is over health care costs’
Kerry Goulston writes, ‘Many specialists in the public system do not feel valued and are consequently losing their commitment and engagement with the public hospital system.’
‘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 describes how it works
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 public hospitals and for doctors… 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 directly on policy articles. We… 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.
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 about twenty-five years in Australia.