Opinion

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....

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...

Helena Britt, Director of the Family Medicine Research Centre, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney If government wants to make health care sustainable, it should invest in primary care to improve the integration of, and communication between, these different parts of the health system....

Max Kamien, Emeritus Professor of General Practice & Corlis Fellow of the RACGP at University of Western Australia; Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. That’s about $690 for each person. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care...

Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at University of Sydney; The federal contribution to hospital funding will be cut in 2017, putting pressure on the states and territories to meet the growing cost of health care. If we wish to increase the state and territory contribution...