Rates of potentially preventable hospitalisations are nine times higher in some local areas and can triple depending on the PHN, new data from the National Health Performance Authority showe... Read more
#Budget2014: a longread on health agency mergers, dental health, copayments, medical research, hospital funding
In this comprehensive article below, a health policy analyst who wishes to remain anonymous provides comment on major shifts in health policy and funding in the 2014-15 Federal Budget, hande... Read more
Audit Commission’s sweeping reforms for health, welfare – worrying signs for the future and some scare tactics?
Croakey readers will no doubt be aware of the sweeping changes to health, welfare and other services that have been proposed by the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit, including an end... Read more
In the US, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging city councils, state legislatures and Congress to consider taxing soft drinks, in the wake of Mexico’s landmark new “... Read more
Professor Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at the Grattan Institute, provides his take on the debate between Tanya Plibersek and Peter Dutton at the National Press Club yester... Read more
Stark evidence about the need to address health inequalities is revealed in the latest report from the National Health Performance Authority, according to Carol Bennett, CEO of the Consumers... Read more