COVID-19 and Australia’s healthcare system
Australia’s 1950s-style, GP-centric primary care model is not fit to respond to the increased prevalence of chronic disease — and now we know it’s not fit to respond to an infectious disease pandemic either. Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, discusses how the coronavirus crisis is highlighting the cracks in the healthcare system, and what we can learn from the English NHS response to the pandemic. Hosted by Paul Austin.
The article discussed in this week’s podcast is available to read here.