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After almost a year of vigorous public debate, with lack of Senate support, and consumers and the health sector largely united in opposition to Medicare copayments, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) urges the Government to move...

Public dental services and patients across the county remain in the dark about ongoing access to funding through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), introduced in January 2014, provides financial support for...

When faced with structural or broad policy change most parts of Australia’s health system tend to focus on what it will mean for them, rather than taking a comprehensive view, according to findings released today by the Australian Healthcare and...

The Federal Government’s recent Budget proposal to introduce a $7 co‑payment for doctor visits, pathology tests and diagnostic imagining will have the most significant impact on disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians. This is the finding of research to...

Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland has doubled the number of Emergency Department (ED) patients discharged within four hours, according to a report published in the latest issue of the AHHA’s peer-reviewed journal, The Australian Health Review ...

The ‘working together’ model of care, linking practitioners with cultural knowledge is making waves in the field of acute coronary syndrome among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, according to a report published in the latest issue of the...

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