Author: ACHR

Melanie Davern, Lucy Gunn, Rebecca Roberts The association between life expectancy and postcodes, neighbourhood locations or train stations tells us that health starts where we live, work, learn and play. They also concisely communicate the importance of social determinants of health. ...

Sarah Winch, Director, Bill Lukin, John Devereux Predicting how long a patient will survive is critically important for them and their families to guide future planning, yet notoriously difficult for doctors to predict accurately. While many patients request this information, others do not wish to know, or are incapable of...

This audit is the second in a series of performance audits examining hospital efficiency and has again clearly identified a number of opportunities for the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and hospital management to collectively improve the way hospitals operate....

How will the new Australian Primary Health Networks integrate public health and primary care? This paper includes three viewpoints, commissioned for this primary health care themed issue of Public Health Research & Practice, from the Australian Government Department of Health, the Public Health Association of Australia and a Sydney-based PHN....

Nikki McCaffrey, Health Economist with Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC), Dept Palliative & Supportive Services & Flinders Health Economics Group (FHEG), Flinders University Where do you want to die? Provided symptoms can be controlled, most people at the end of life prefer to die at home. However, just over...