Responding to Health Minister Susan Ley’s recent announcement on cost-cutting reforms to medical devices and prostheses, CPD Fellow Ian McAuley is cautious in assessing the utility and benefit of the policy. Currently the cost of important devices and prosthetics, such… more
CPD Fellows argue for more inclusive, comprehensive dental reform to cover the most vulnerable While the government’s $4bn dental health reform package has the potential to reduce waiting lists and encourage early intervention, it has been criticised for its failure… more
CPD Board Director John Menadue AO presented “What is the health service for? Where is the strategy in health reform?” for the Victorian Healthcare Association’s Annual Conference in Melbourne, 17 October 2008.
In response to their call for submissions on its Draft Principles for Australia’s Health System and on its Terms of Reference, the Centre for Policy Development offered the NHHRC comments based on our own research and publications in the area… more
Jennifer Doggett revisits the arguments for investing in primary care and looks at what will be involved in implementing Labor’s election policy on ‘GP Super Clinics’.
Tim Woodruff of the Doctors Reform Society argues that the fee for service contribution to the inappropriate use of health services has not been considered adequately and that the comparitive inefficiencies of the private sector vs the public sector are… more
Don Hindle likes the proposal for a single health insurance scheme but says that user payments are ‘a dumb idea that won't die’.
The second response to A Health Policy for Australia by David More highlights the promise and the possibilities of health information technology.
In the first of a series of responses to A Health Policy for Australia: reclaiming universal health care, Gavin Mooney argues for more emphasis on inequity, transparency, management, community participation in setting principles, Aboriginal health, and the problems in teaching… more