Young woman lying in hospital bed

Saving private health 2: Making private health insurance viable

REPORT

by Stephen Duckett

The only way that private hospital insurance can survive as Australia’s population ages is to make insurance cheaper for younger, healthier people.

  • 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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