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Out-of-pocket spending on health by households in Australia is rising faster than overall household spending on goods and services—and taking an increasingly bigger slice of the household budget, according to a research study published today in...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s 2019 Sidney Sax Medal was awarded in Brisbane last night to Aboriginal heart health advocate Vicki Wade. ‘The Sidney Sax Medal is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to...

‘Measuring the performance of our healthcare system is crucial to making better policy decisions—but we need to look to the future rather than the past in deciding what to measure’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Chief Executive...

‘The $90 million Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study announced today by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, is a great boost to reforming our health system for better value and affordability for patients and for the nation’, said Australian...

Research on 20 Emergency Departments (EDs) in Queensland shows considerable variability in models of care used to meet ever-increasing patient demand. The study has been published today in Australian Health Review, the peer-reviewed journal of the...

Australia’s first enduring voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect today in Victoria. ‘The laws are not only a major shift in the response to end of life —they are a watershed in the rise of the consumer voice in health’, Australian Healthcare and...

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