Health Policy

Australia’s health policies, funding and service models are failing about one quarter of the population. Preventable diseases and chronic conditions – like diabetes, heart disease and stroke – affect a substantial and growing proportion of people living...

With over a quarter million Australians suffering from dementia, and this figure projected to reach nearly one million by 2050, strategies to reduce dementia are explored in the latest health policy issues brief The Road to Reducing Dementia Onset and...

Options for Finance in Primary Care in Australia is the latest Health Policy Issues Brief from Professor John Fitzgerald from the University of Melbourne and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) Deeble Institute for Health Policy...

Pay-for-performance programs are meant to incentivise care that is safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. But does the evidence support this approach?

Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Associate Professor Gideon Caplan and Dr Anne-marie Boxall

This paper briefly outlines the evidence on the safety, quality and costs of Hospital in the Home services. A list of resources...

Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Dr Patricia Fenner, Dr Bruce Rumbold, Dr Jean Rumbold and Dr Priscilla Robinson        

This paper briefly outlines evidence of the effectiveness of arts and health strategies across the whole...

Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Dr Meredith McIntyre and Dr Anne-marie Boxall

Debates about different models of maternity care have been long-running in Australia. Disputes over evidence on the safety and quality of...

Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Dr Anne Marie Thow

This paper considers the evidence regarding economic incentives in the form of targeted taxes and subsidies on food and beverages.


Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Prof Sandra Jones and Dr Ross Gordon

Australia does not currently require warning labels on alcohol products, putting Australia out of step with many other countries.

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