Fiona Armstrong looks at the diverse meanings being given to the word ‘local’ in the current health debate, and explains the need for all health care services (not just hospitals) to be linked or integrated into regional health organisations.
Jennifer Doggett puts the spotlight on a significant gap in the health reform debate – the growing proportion of health funding that comes directly from patient’s pockets, as co-payments or out of pocket expenses.
John Menadue AO, founder of the Centre for Policy Development, responds to the Government’s National Health and Hospitals Network announcement.
Venue: Sydney Harbour Marriot, Circular Quay With the Federal Government setting its agenda for health policy reform, Australia is embarking on one of the most significant healthcare reforms yet. Over the three days of this Congress, keydecision makers including CPD… more
Armstrong, Woodruff, Legge and Wilson argue that the best way to overcome the entrenched inequities and blame-shifting in Australia’s health system is to shift funding and power to regional health organisations.
National Healthcare Reform Conference 30th November – December 2nd 2009, Rydges, Canberra Hear from the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission about the impending national healthcare reforms. Many expert speakers including CPD Fellow Ian McAuley. CPD Subscribers receive 15% discount.… more
John Menadue Calls for all good people to come to the aid of Medicare in his address to the Victorian Healthcare Association Annual Conference held in Melbourne, 23 October 2009
John Menadue’s address to the Pharmacy Australia Congress, October 17.
Ian McAuley and Peter Frank analyse the ‘Medicare Select’ proposal and find it wanting.