Health Policy Issue Briefs

Australia’s health workforce is under pressure and must undergo significant transformation to meet the rapidly rising demands for healthcare. If Australia is to continue to have a high-quality health system that is sustainable and affordable, we need to look at how the workforce can provide health services differently. There is no...

End of Life Care is about improving the quality of care and experience for all patients at the end of their life, and supporting their carers and families, regardless of their condition, setting, or social and personal circumstances. End-of-life care is now recognised as a priority for health system reform. Quality...

Worldwide, there is currently more information generated in a single day than we could possibly absorb in an entire lifetime. Predictive analytics is the analysis of current and historical data elements to make predictions about future events and trends. This is particularly valuable as the healthcare industry transitions toward new payment...

Australia’s health funding arrangements are complex. There are different levels of public and private expenditure across a range of different health services, including hospitals, medical and allied health services, and pharmaceuticals. Private health insurance is available for those who wish to fully or partly cover the costs of being admitted to...

Health systems in Australia face challenges in delivering care that is well integrated. Integrated care is care that crosses boundaries between primary, community, allied health and hospital care and extends beyond health into social care and support too. Providing integrated care is a goal of health systems around the world and...

eHealth is seen by some as the most important revolution in healthcare since the advent of modern medicine.  ehealth makes use of developments in technology and telecommunications to deliver health information and services more effectively and efficiently. While ehealth has great potential, harnessing that potential has, and continues to require negotiating...