26 November 2020
Victoria has finally defeated the second wave. Australia should now learn the lessons – not only what went right, but what went tragically wrong.
15 November 2020
The Grattan Institute’s Health Program focuses on three key issues: prevention, access and waste.
28 April 2020
Grattan’s Health Program Director Stephen Duckett sits on several boards. In this video presentation, he discusses the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on the role of boards members and chairs.
4 December 2019
Stephen Duckett presents to the National Press Club about our recently released reports on private health insurance. These reports show there is more unnecessary care in private hospitals and
22 October 2019
Richard Scotton, a co-founder of Medicare, has died. In this eulogy, Grattan’s Stephen Duckett, a former colleague, pays tribute to an Australian whose contribution to public policy improved Australia.
6 August 2019
Prosthesis pricing in Australia doesn’t provide best value to taxpayers, health insurance members, or patients. The current system should be dumped, and replaced by a new approach to paying for surgical care which bundles prosthesis costs into a single price.
2 August 2019
Private health insurance coverage is in decline in Australia.
In this presentation, Grattan’s Stephen Duckett proposes a range of potential policy solutions.
19 June 2019
Australia’s primary care system is failing in the prevention and management of chronic disease. In this presentation, Stephen Duckett urges reform to lengthen GP consultations and reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions.
13 February 2019
It’s an indictment of all Australians that the health status of aboriginal people is so poor, Stephen Duckett argues in the Inaugural Violet Marshman Oration. We need to give Indigenous communities more authority to manage their own health services.
20 August 2018
Complications can cause extra pain and suffering for hospital patients. But complications also cost the health system money. In this presentation, Grattan Institute’s Stephen Duckett identifies policy reforms that could improve patient care and boost the bottom line at the same time.