This week in the Policy Portal

Two important articles have been added to the Health Policy Portal this week.

Is there a crisis in NSW hospitals? by Brad Frankum

Director of Medicine for Macarthur Health in NSW, Dr Brad Frankum, speaks from his heart about his concerns – a wasteful use of resources, media sensationalism, micro-management from above and professional abdication of responsibility. His insights are frank and disturbing. Brad Frankum’s article can be read here

Generic Medicines by David Henry.

‘It is not surprising that the US pharmaceutical companies don’t like the way that Australia, through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, sets drug prices. The Australian system brings great benefit to the Australian consumer and the tax payer. David Henry has insider experience on the PBAC and describes how it works, with particular examination of ‘reference pricing’.
David Henry’s article can be read here

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