Opinion

Opinion Pieces

Gaetan Burgio, Geneticist and Group Leader, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University Last week's announcement of the distribution of NHMRC grant funding provoked mixed reactions. Is the funding distribution fair? ...

Ian Harris, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNSW and Professor Paul Myles, Chair of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Monash University Surgery may not be the best option for a good health outcome. If the surgeon’s decision is in line with evidence from scientific studies, there’s little problem....

Amanda McCullough, Chris Del Mar and Tammy Hoffmann, Bond University While antibiotic resistance might feel distant, it is everyone’s problem. It is individuals who decide to use antibiotics, and it is individuals who have the power to minimise use and halt antibiotic resistance....

Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute; Fran Baum, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, Foundation Director, Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity, Flinders University Experts respond to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Australian Health 2016 report, including life expectancy and cost of care....

Sarah Russell, Principal Researcher, Research Matters; Research Officer, Monash University More than 170,000 older Australians live in aged care homes. Of those, 83% are classified as requiring high care. The management of these complex conditions, and combinations of conditions, requires the skill of experienced registered nurses, supported by doctors and...