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Behind much of the work being undertaken in Australia to improve the efficiency of our health services, and the quality of care they provide, is better use of linked data. This is highlighted in the August 2017 edition of Australian Health Review (AHR)...

‘The Australian healthcare system and patients will be poorly served by restricting use of urgent MBS items only to general practitioners working predominantly in the in-hours period’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare...

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...

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