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Rethinking aged care: emphasising the rights of older Australians

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by Stephen Duckett

Australia’s aged care system is failing older Australians and their families and needs to be comprehensively overhauled.

  • 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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