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John Duggan. Advice from expert clinicians or the AMA

For those interested in the cost of health care the recently released interim report by the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review “obsolete MBS items track one” demonstrates the dawning recognition that there are procedures and tests that do not justify … Continue reading

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John Duggan. The effect of healthcare privatisation on patient outcomes

Recent actions by the Federal Minister of Health and her predecessors indicate the government’s aim to shift hospital care from the public to the private sector. Associated with this is the   developing perception that private hospitals are superior just as … Continue reading

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John Attia, John Duggan. Why the government would have us pay more for poorer health.

The Coalition government has been claiming that Australia’s public health system is unsustainable since the 2014 budget. But its plans for the health system actually reflect the underlying belief that user-pays health systems are better – despite evidence to the … Continue reading

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