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The challenge of meeting public hospital performance targets, highlighted in the AMA’s Public Hospital Report Card released today, will become even harder if the funding of sub-acute services is not resolved. “In the past two years, the increase in...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is pleased to announce the launch of free training workshops across Tasmania, for all those who work or volunteer in palliative care. Senator for Tasmania Catryna Bilyk, the co-convenor of the...

In a recent report published in the Australian Health Review, a team of researchers from the University of Wollongong, led by Associate Professor Janette Green, examined whether there were real differences in the performance of emergency departments (ED...

Mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression and substance use, are leading causes of disease and disability in Australia, but evidence suggested that only one-third of people with these disorders access treatment. Untreated disorders incur major...

Worldwide, traumatic injury accounts for 11% of premature deaths and is a leading cause of death and disability. In Australia, injuries are one of the most costly disease groups to treat, responsible for over half a million hospitalisations, making it...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) last thursday co-hosted a roundtable marking the 30th anniversary of Medicare, Australia’s universal health insurance program. Bringing together...

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