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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the release of the National Health Performance Authority’s latest report, Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals from 2011-12 to 2013-14 . “This...

A new Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Issues Brief has shown the pitfalls of using the National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) to reduce the length of stay in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) and improve overall patient outcomes. NEAT...

Today's announcement by Health Minister Sussan Ley of a Public Dental Scheme for children and adults is a welcome shift to bipartisan Commonwealth support for dental care as an important part of the Australian health system, says Alison Verhoeven,...

Chronic diseases currently cause an estimated nine out of ten deaths in Australia, and has extensive personal, social and economic impacts. The burden of chronic disease has elsewhere been characterised by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (...

Cultural change and shared vision amongst health system stakeholders is needed if we are to move beyond fragmented, short-term changes in health, according to participants in the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) recent Think Tank...

I start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we are gathered. Thank you to the Australian Health and Hospitals Association for your invitation to speak here tonight at your 70th anniversary dinner. Alison Verhoeven who for...

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