Older man talking with health worker at kitchen table with food

Reforming aged care: a practical plan for a rights-based system

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by Stephen Duckett, Anika Stobart and Hal Swerissen

Australia needs a new aged care system. Spending an extra $7 billion a year could provide all older Australians with the support they need.

  • Health Program Director

    Stephen Duckett

    Dr Stephen Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

    Information about Stephen Duckett’s academic publications are available on Google Scholar.

 

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