Publications

The practice of medicine must adapt to meet evolving practical and ethical challenges of an aging population, in addition to ongoing improvement in the technological capacity to prolong life. To meet these challenges, doctors need to incorporate better care at end of life into routine practice...

On Thursday, 5 December 2013, the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) hosted the first of a series of discussions on a sustainable health system. It brought together health practitioners, government representatives, industry leaders and consumer advocates in an open and constructive debate about health productivity. The workshop was held...

In June 2012, the Australian Centre for Health Research, in cooperation with Deakin University, organised a health policy forum that “sought to go past the blame game between Commonwealth and State governments” and to discuss what incentives and/or systems for preventive health can fairly and efficiently deliver better health at...

The social implications and economic opportunities created by Australia's ageing population were the key themes of Global Access Partners (GAP) and Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) Conference on Productive Ageing held at NSW Parliament House on Friday, 17 May 2013. Delegates from a broad range of government, commercial and civic...

In both the National Health Reform Agreement and the Australian Health Care Agreements, the Commonwealth and States agreed that people can choose to be a private patient in a public hospital and that the public hospitals can charge for these private patients at a fee set by each State. This paper...

The Health Leadership Series is an exciting new initiative of the University of Notre Dame Australia’s College of Medicine. The purpose of the Series is to stimulate discussion and debate about the most important issues that are shaping the health of Australians. Our ambition is that leading scholars in their...

The Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) promotes research and debate on health care policy and practice, including in the private health sector. It draws on a diversity of health care interests to support its work, and is well-placed to comment on the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC) Premiums...