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In 2017 ACHR will be launching the Bend the Curve Campaign. This campaign focusses on collaborative and innovative approaches to achieving High-Value Care across the health, disability and aged care sectors. The key outcome is better quality care at a lower cost and to promote access to affordable, quality care...

We wish all our members, partners and friends a festive and safe holiday season. ACHR will be closed from Friday, 23rd December 2016 and will reopen on Monday, 16th January 2017. We looking forward to unveiling exciting new projects in 2017. ...

While we understand the importance of reducing unnecessary tests, many want all the medical tests regardless of need, says a new report from Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely in Australia 2016 Report offers some key insights into the drivers of unnecessary healthcare and details the success of the campaign...

Recent reforms aim to increase patient access, reduce costs, and improve healthcare quality as payers focus on greater value. As conventional fee-for-service becomes less viable, Cardiologists will need to understand emerging payment models to succeed in the evolving payment landscape. This paper reviews existing payment and delivery reforms that affect...

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....

Nearly 100 health economists from across the United States signed a pledge urging U.S. presidential candidates to make chronic disease a policy priority. The pledge calls upon the candidates to reset the national healthcare agenda to better address chronic disease, which causes seven out of 10 deaths in America and...