30 July 2018

Primary Care in Australia: the state of play – Melbourne

At this Policy Pitch event, Dr Amanda Kenny, the Violet Marshman Professor of Rural Health at La Trobe University and Dr Hal Swerissen, Fellow, Grattan Institute discussed the state of play for primary care in Australia and options and recommendations for the future.

4 July 2018

Safer care saves money – Brisbane

At this State of Affairs event, Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at Grattan Institute presented data on the costs of complication rates and potential new strategies to reduce adverse events based on a forthcoming report on hospital safety.

14 March 2018

Safer care saves money – Melbourne

In this Policy Pitch event, Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at Grattan Institute presented data on the costs of complication rates and potential new strategies to reduce adverse events. He was joined by Associate Professor Jill Sewell, chair of the Victorian Clinical Council and Dr Linda Swan, Chief Medical Officer for Medibank to discuss how strategies might work in the public and private sectors.

31 July 2017

Safety and Quality – time to stop just goggling at the problems our data reveals – Melbourne

The health system is awash with data. Nearly all of it tells us that we could improve. Yet our current improvement efforts are surprisingly limited in their scope. In this Policy Pitch event, a panel of experts discussed how to improve the soundness, relevance, accessibility and understanding of health data.

21 February 2017

Fighting obesity: one tax and one community at a time

Australians are getting fatter. Various interventions have been tried, but the trends are in the wrong direction. In this policy pitch, we explored what can and should be done to address obesity and its effects.

27 September 2016

What do we know about the safety of hospital care? – Sydney

The quality and safety of hospital care has been in the news in both Victoria and New South Wales in the last twelve months. In this Forward Thinking event Dr Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute, discussed issues in monitoring and improving the safety of hospital care.

27 September 2016

What do we know about the safety of hospital care? – Melbourne

The quality and safety of hospital care has been in the news in both Victoria and New South Wales in the last twelve months. In this Policy Pitch event Dr Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute discussed issues in monitoring and improving the safety of hospital care.

1 August 2016

Getting primary care right

Everyone agrees we need to improve primary care. The Commonwealth government is proposing ‘health care homes’ as part of the answer and a move to paying GPs to look after the whole patient. In this Policy Pitch, Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute presented some findings from Grattan Institute research. Anne Congleton, and Jane Gunn then joined him on a panel to discuss how to improve primary care.

18 June 2015

Chronic failure: next steps for primary care

Why aren’t services and outcomes for chronic disease better? What can be done to improve them? This seminar addressed these questions and outlined proposals in the forthcoming Grattan report on Chronic Failure.

14 December 2014

Why we need new roles for physician assistants

Graduation address (about meeting primary care access limitations in rural and remote Australia) by Stephen Duckett, Director Health Program Grattan Institute, at the Graduation for Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University on 17 December 2014.