Opinion

Mark Mackay et.al, Senior Lecturer, Health Care Management, School of Medicine at Flinders University; The introduction of a GP co-payment could see average emergency department visits increase by between six minutes and almost three hours, new modelling shows, as more patients opt for free hospital care rather than paying...

Justin Waring, Director, Professor of Organisational Sociology at University of Nottingham; Hospital patients find themselves being transferred into the community only to find inadequate support or care, leading to further need for hospital care. Often the problems that led to admission become complicated by other, unanticipated healthcare concerns. The...

Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program at Grattan Institute; The budget reignited debate over federal-state relations with a decision to cut $80 billion funding for the state responsibilities of schools and hospitals over the coming years. So how can federal-state co-operation in health make Australia a better country?...

William Isdale, UQ and Julian Savulescu, Monash University. Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia’s 16.1 donors per million population, including Belgium, the USA, France and the UK....