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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the consensus reached at the COAG meeting this week on the imperative for healthcare funding reform. Work on efficient pricing models must continue, building on the work already...

“There is a burning need for strategic vision and genuine consultation from the Australian Government and its health portfolio if we are to achieve a healthy and productive Australia with healthy contributing citizens.” Commenting on the release of the...

“Any reform in the funding of public hospitals and the health system more broadly must be patient-centred, and have at its foundation safety and quality of care that is affordable for all Australians.” Commenting on recently leaked options on the...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the Abbott Government’s decision to dump its co-payment plans for GP visits, but says evidence and broad consultation are needed in the development of alternative health funding policies...

As governments around Australia grapple with health budget challenges, a focus on rationing healthcare is inevitable. Australia already has some well-regarded rationing processes in place, but we can look to international examples to improve current...

The Federal Government’s continuing narrow consultation on Medicare reforms shows that it is not learning its lessons on the unintended and negative consequences of policy driven by politics, not evidence, according to the Australian Healthcare and...