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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....

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....

This report shows that public hospitals have generated a net deficit from operations of more than $700 million annually in the past five financial years, and are facing short- and long-term financial sustainability issues. ...

A new web report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that palliative care related hospitalisations have risen by over 50% in the last decade. Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing a life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering. The...

This AIHW report shows health expenditure growth in 2013–14 was relatively slow according to most measures. This growth was higher than the 1.1% growth experienced in 2012–13 but 1.9 percentage points lower than the average annual growth over the past decade (5.0%)....

Yesterday our State and Federal Leaders unanimously agreed to focus on health reform, with a new emphasis on primary care in an overhaul of state and federal responsibilities for the health system. The prime minister, Tony Abbott, met state premiers and territory chief ministers in Sydney on Wednesday in an effort to...