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Obstacles to Health Reform

The problem with health reform is that even when major redesign is necessary, many ‘reformers’ continue to think incrementally, says CPD Chair John Menadue.

A New Approach to Australia’s health workforce

Jill Iliffe argues that any serious attempt to improve Australia’s health policy must address the capacity, efficiency and flexibility of our health workforce.

Premium content. Secured to subscribers ‘ Funding health care – a principled approach

Ian McAuley explains how to give some direction to Australia’s muddle-headed health finance system.

Time to talk to Australians about a sustainable and fair health system

Consumer and community voices need to be centrally involved in both discussing and influencing government decision making. Tony McBride outlines a plan for involving Australian citizens in the health reform process

Premium content. Secured to subscribers ‘ Principles and practice: a better system of health care

Canada’s Romanow Commission points the way for Australia’s own health reform process, argues John Mackean

Premium content. Secured to subscribers ‘ Health Workforce Reform: rising to the challenge

Despite the ongoing expansion of Australia’s health workforce, our health system is still not equipped to deliver appropriate and timely care to Australians, write Peter Brooks and Niki Ellis.

Premium content. Secured to subscribers ‘ How an Ambulance Service can contribute to the health care continuum

Carol Gaston makes a strong case for integrating ambulance services into the health system, as part of a ‘continuum of care’ centred on patients’ needs.

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