Author: Rebecca Bartel

Philip Clarke, Professor of Health Economics, University of Melbourne and Peter Sivey, Associate Professor, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University Good health data and statistics should be a priority of politicians across Australia. Hospital death rates provide important performance data, giving patients more information and help improve the...

Death as dinner conversation? You bet. This week the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) is launching the Australian edition of Death Over Dinner (www.deathoverdinner.org.au). It is a call to action for all Australians to start a conversation with their friends and family about death. Death Over Dinner encourages Australians to...

No matter the outcome of the Victorian Legislative Council, Legal and Social Issues Committee, review into End of Life Care choices - we encourage all Australians to become death literate, and have a conversation with their family and loved ones about their own End of Life Care choices....

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....

Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute Will 2016 be the year the health system rises to meet the big challenges of 21st-century health care? The scene for change has been set, at least with the medical profession. Respectable leaders are engaged and leading some of the review processes....