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Palliative care is an important part of Australia’s health care system, aiming to improve the life of those who have a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. Following the release of the “Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in...

An increased focus on prevention and improving the management of chronic disease will be critical if our health system is to meet the challenges of the future, according to the Australian Health and Hospitals Association (AHHA). The Australian Healthcare...

A senior hospital emergency medicine specialist warns that the benefits of community-based health care may be oversold. This study is reported in the most recent edition of the Australian Health Review, the peer reviewed journal of the Australian...

A new Australian study has found that low-risk pregnant women being cared for by midwives are more like to have a normal birth than those being cared for by doctors. This study is reported in the most recent edition of the Australian Health Review, the...

Medicare Locals are new organisations, which will bring together primary health care professionals and providers across local areas and regions, to improve primary health care services in these areas. Medicare Locals are not made up of bureaucrats as Mr...

The Australian Health and Hospitals Association (AHHA) today welcomed the Federal Health Budget which meets some immediate critical needs and establishes a solid base for future health gains. The Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association is the...

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