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John Menadue. Part 2. How we deliver healthcare is as important as the funding of healthcare. Medicare has degenerated into a payments system.

In Part 1 I focussed on the importance of improving the delivery of health care and not just funding. In Part 2 I will focus on specific areas where costs should be reduced.   Part 2 Getting costs down The … Continue reading

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James McGinty. Australia’s Health Workforce – what needs to be done.

Policy Series.  With a federal election due in 13 months and the Coalition Government not travelling well enough to be confident of re-election, what should an incoming Health Minister focus on to ensure we have a highly skilled, professional and … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Health Policy Reform: Part 1 – Why reform is needed

Policy Series I will be posting three articles on health policy. This article outlines the priority areas where reform is necessary. Part 2 will explain why reform is so difficult but not impossible. Part 3 will be about processes and … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Health Policy Reform: Part 1 – Why reform is needed.

I will be posting three articles on health policy. This article outlines the priority areas where reform is necessary. Part 2 will explain why reform is so difficult but not impossible. The key issue is power and how it is … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Health Workforce Reform.

Conservative commentators and the Business Council of Australia speak endlessly about the need for industrial and workforce reform particularly in the blue-collar area where there has already been very substantial reform and improvement. Changes in the Australian workforce have helped … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Co-payments and the government’s attack on general practice.

You might be interested in this repost.     A strong primary health care system based on general practise is the key to a sustainable health service. Unfortunately the government is doing its best to weaken general practice. Primary care … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The dog’s breakfast in co-payments has got worse.

The government is trying to dump its co-payment mess on to doctors. If doctors decide not to absorb the reductions in the Medicare rebate, many will pass it on to patients and dramatically reduce bulk billing. What a mess! In … Continue reading

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