1 April 2020
The latest figures suggest the pandemic may be able to be brought under control and dealt with in our existing public hospital system. But it’s still too early to say for sure.
16 March 2020
If the more gloomy predictions about COVID-19 become reality, then our hospitals – and the people they serve – could be in for a tough time.
13 March 2020
Australians needing mental health care deserve better than the mess of services they are currently offered. Regional mental health agreements would provide a practical framework for the Commonwealth and the states to integrate planning, funding, service delivery, and accountability.
18 December 2019
Look closely: there’s a lot more to the latest premium increases than meets the eye.
4 December 2019
Young people don’t see private health insurance as good value for money. And they’re right: the cost of their expected use of private health care is significantly below what they pay in insurance premiums.
26 November 2019
Too many private hospitals provide too much care that is of little or even no value to the patient. Here’s how to make them more efficient and less wasteful.
26 November 2019
Specialists can charge patients what they want, and some doctors charge exorbitant amounts. A handful of services account for almost 90 per cent of all medical gaps.
22 November 2019
It’s a national disgrace in a prosperous country such as Australia that cost prevents one in five people getting dental care when they need it. Here’s what should be done.
14 November 2019
It’s wrapped in red tape, and young people don’t regard it as value for money. Without urgent reform the industry’s death spiral will continue.
7 November 2019
The public health system has already expanded its alternatives to hospital inpatient care. It’s time for the private system to do the same.