14 May 2013

Why expanding our breast screening program makes economic sense

Health Minister Plibersek has done well in expanding the breast screening program. But she could have gone further.

24 April 2013

Tough choices: how to rein in our rising health bill

With spending on health increasing much faster than GDP, it’s time to make the system more efficient.

18 March 2013

Cut pharmaceutical prices and end this sickening waste

Australia must get tougher with global drug companies and take the politics out of drug pricing. New Zealand shows the way.

18 March 2013

Time to cut pharmaceutical prices and end Australia’s bad drug deal

Australia is wasting more than $1 billion a year on high prices for pharmaceutical drugs. Change is possible, if the political will is there.

26 February 2013

One more round won and lost in the health blame game

Stephen Duckett explains the latest battle between the Commonwealth and the states over hospital funding.

1 February 2013

Canberra revives the blame game

The Commonwealth has summarily cut $400 million from state health budgets. No wonder states are crying foul.

13 November 2012

Why the medical intern crisis needs a new approach

This year about half the graduating international students looking for jobs as medical interns won’t find them. Simply funding more positions is not the answer.

12 September 2012

Leading health thinker to run new Grattan Institute program

Grattan Institute is delighted to announce the establishment of a program in health policy, to be run by one of Australia’s leading thinkers in the field, Stephen Duckett.

4 October 2010

Our health system still needs change

22 July 2010

We need more doctors in the house