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While the recommendations in today’s report by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) on the use of private health insurance in public hospitals are useful, the substance of the report is overly-influenced by the self-interest of private hospitals (many of...

‘Reducing preventable hospitalisations in order to improve health outcomes and reduce unnecessary healthcare system costs is a longstanding concern, but finding solutions requires effort, investment, research and system redesign’, Australian Healthcare...

The June 2017 edition of Australian Health Review (AHR) is one for health system aficionados with an interest in unravelling various economic, workforce, treatment and system interactions, says the AHR ’s chief editor, Professor Gary Day. AHR is the...

Eighteen hospitals from around Australia have signed up to the Lighthouse Hospital Project aimed at improving the hospital treatment of coronary heart disease among Indigenous Australians Lighthouse is operated and managed by the Heart Foundation and the...

‘Today’s release of figures showing waiting times for privately funded patients in public hospitals are shorter than for public patients is not a reason to finger-point or jump to unsupported conclusions’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the...

‘Tonight’s Budget is a winner for doctors and pharmacy interests as the Medicare rebate freeze is lifted and a new collaborative approach is embedded in a series of compacts with industry groups, but time will tell whether this will contribute to...

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