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A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 207)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access  
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access  
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)

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  • Issue 17 - Curbing obesity rates: What does the evidence show'
    • Abstract: Martin, Jane
      Australia's obesity rates are climbing and the frightening statistic is that rates in women are rising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world. Diet and overweight and obesity are the leading risk factors for poor health in Australia, leading to a range of preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Health prevention in Australia: A report card
    • Abstract: Moodie, Rob
      Life wasn't meant to be easy as a Health Minister in Australia, whether at the state or federal level. The demands are constant and ever more expensive, and it is easy for the heart-rending exception to create a new very costly budget line. However, because as governments and as individuals we have a finite amount to spend we are rationing our resources whether we like it or not. And I'm sure we could get a lot better health results if we allocated our resources more efficiently.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Planning, Implementation and Effectiveness in Indigenous Health
    • Abstract: Kelaher, Margaret; Sabanovi, Hana; La Brooy, Camille; Lock, Mark; Uddin, Shahadat; Brown, Lawrence
      The idea that engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations in the planning and governance of interventions to improve their health will lead to greater benefits is one of the most fundamental concepts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and a core tenet of the Aboriginal community-controlled health sector.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Prevention the key to a sustainable health system
    • Abstract: Di Natale, Richard
      Sir Michael Marmot's work on health inequalities has been the holy grail of health policy for the last 30 years, helping us understand that it's the conditions of daily living that determine a person's chances of maintaining good health.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Preventive health is the smart investment
    • Abstract: King, Catherine
      Recent research finding 37,000 Australians can avoid cancer every year pose a very simple question for anyone serious about containing heath costs in Australia - is it cheaper to treat 37,000 cases of cancer or prevent them'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Preventive health an increasing challenge I am determined to
    • Abstract: Ley, Sussan
      Earlier this year, I addressed a CHF forum in Canberra. Capped off with a lively Q and A, as is so often the case, it was a full and frank discussion. I certainly took a lot away from that chat, so my thanks to all who took the time to attend, especially those who asked questions or voiced an opinion.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Preventive health: A cure for the future
    • Abstract: Wells, Leanne
      If there is one message that clearly comes through from this edition, it is that we need to turn up the heat on the case for federal investment in prevention.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Improving the health of communities by increasing critical
           health literacy
    • Abstract: Wise, Marilyn; Nutbeam, Don
      In the early 21st century, Australians, at birth, can expect to be among the longest-lived people in the world. For a century or more, our health and life expectancy has been improving.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Pharmacist's role in preventive health
    • Abstract: Rigby, Debbie
      The ageing population and increasing burden of chronic diseases demands a greater role for pharmacists in preventive health. Preventive health is important across all ages - when planning pregnancy, in children, teenagers and young adults, through to older people. Community pharmacists are the most accessible health professionals in the community, and can provide consultation and advice without an appointment. This may be especially relevant among younger adults, who are less likely to access routine care with a general practitioner.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - ANPHA lives! What can we learn'
    • Abstract: Sylvan, Louise
      If Australia has another opportunity to re-create a national preventive health organisation within government, how should we do it'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Corrective taxes and chronic disease - consider alcohol
    • Abstract: Thorn, Michael
      Reducing the burden of chronic disease is an Australian health priority, but the nation's policy approach is lame and ineffective.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Prevention our greatest health solution
    • Abstract: Barry, Mary
      Every two years, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare publishes a hefty tome that chronicles, in great detail, the state of the nation's health.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Prevention should be the first priority
    • Abstract: Moore, Michael
      Improvements in health have come some way since John Snow and the Reverend Henry Whitehead identified that preventing cholera by identifying the source in the London water supply was much more effective than constantly treating new cases. Over a hundred and fifty years ago - and prevention rather than cure has not yet been fully embraced.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Preventing chronic disease: Why targeted approaches are not
    • Abstract: Johnson, Britt; Zimmet, Paul
      Lifestyle related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are serious illnesses that undermine health, shorten life expectancy, and contribute to a large proportion of Australian deaths, disability, and economic costs.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Using social media to promote wellbeing and preventive health
    • Abstract: Davey, Rachel; Lupton, Deborah
      Public health as defined by the World Health Organisation includes "all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole". The core aim is to promote health and wellbeing of populations, rather than a focus on individuals.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Prevention in general practice - getting the balance right
    • Abstract: Litt, John
      As a GP I find that your agenda as a doctor may not always match your patient's agenda, and this can have important health implications. Similarly it can be a challenge to balance preventive activities with the need to deal with the patient's main problem/concern.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Healthy lifestyle = healthier life: One size does fit all
    • Abstract: Crossing, Sally
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - Evidence plus people-power: A winning combination for
    • Abstract: Tang, Anita
      Governments can be reluctant to adopt policies to prevent cancer, even when there is clear evidence for action. Reasons for this include lobbying by industries profiting from products such as tobacco, alcohol, junk food, and the absence of an active constituency for prevention.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 17 - The need for an integrated approach to chronic disease
           management in Australia
    • Abstract: Cottrill, Andrew
      Chronic disease is a significant burden on health systems and underlines the importance of preventive health measures. As a private health insurer, HCF recognises its responsibility to help keep members healthy but the road to better prevention and chronic disease management is long and needs a fundamental shift in approach.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Will PHNs have the right answer for the right care and how will
           we know'
    • Abstract: Marcus, Alison
      I have been a consumer of health care services for all of my almost 64 years, have been very involved in caring for a family, and have worked in the health care sector in various acute clinical and community areas since 1974, in metropolitan, regional and remote settings.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Consumer-focused commissioning
    • Abstract: Dawda, Paresh; True, Angelene
      This narrative was produced in the UK by a grouping of 130 health and social care charities and was commissioned by NHS England. It represents an overarching patient centred perspective of what is expected of the health service.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Primary health networks - a new home for patient safety in
           primary care'
    • Abstract: Makeham, Meredith
      As the time approaches for the establishment of Primary Health Networks, we have a new opportunity to reflect on how they might best achieve their key objectives: increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, in particular those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Healthy engagement
    • Abstract: Dutton, Deb
      Primary Health Networks (PHNs) will be established to lead the change as part of the Australian Coalition Government's commitment to rebuilding the primary health care system through efficient and innovative models of funding and delivery of health and medical services to improve the coordination of patient care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Consumers integral to health system planning
    • Abstract: Morgain, Lyn
      Australian health care consumers might be expected to gain considerable benefit from an effective population health planning entity, one that is capable of developing and strengthening the availability, integration and coordination of primary care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - The value of partnership and collaboration in primary health
    • Abstract: Keleher, Helen
      Interest in partnerships and collaboration in primary health is growing, and primary care reforms have embraced ideas about partnerships, collaboration and alliances. Partnerships between health professionals, across sectors and including consumers strengthen the capacity of health service providers to improve health status and reduce health risks.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Primary health networks: Will they bring reform'
    • Abstract: Russell, Lesley M
      Lots of questions, the answers are yet to come. Governments across the world face the same array of problems in health care: disease prevention, an increasing number of people with long-term conditions and multi-morbidity, ageing populations, fragmented services, health inequalities, getting patients involved in their care, and financial constraints. Uniformly the solutions are seen to lie in making primary care the cornerstone for building a strong health care system that delivers better health outcomes and health equity at lower cost.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Private sector has role in primary health but not to fund what
           Medicare does
    • Abstract: Crombie, Dwayne
      Bupa is passionate about making a real difference to health because we know that good health is essential to thriving communities.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Shaping our regional primary health networks: What comes
    • Abstract: O'Halloran, Diana
      What will our future Primary Health Networks look like' By the time you read this edition of Health Voices, the outcomes of the PHN tender process will be in the public domain, signalling the beginning of what may well be a significant change in the nature of regional primary health organisations: a role currently filled by Medicare Locals (MLs).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Primary health networks need GPs at core to improve patient
    • Abstract: Jones, Frank R
      A change of government inevitably results in significant reforms to key health policies and as GPs we need to help our patients benefit from new frameworks, while also ensuring governments are held to account to deliver what was promised.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - PHNs offer a vital foundation to a healthier future
    • Abstract: Ley, Sussan
      Since my appointment as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, I've been travelling the country talking to a wide variety of health professionals and patients to discuss their views and ideas about how best to ensure our health system remains world-class for generations to come.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - After Medicare locals, PHNs face twice the challenge
    • Abstract: King, Catherine
      In a Budget that will stand for years to come as the benchmark for terrible health policy, one decision that has not attracted as much attention was the axing of all 61 Medicare Locals.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - We now enter 'very uncertain terrain'
    • Abstract: Di Natale, Richard
      Primary Health Networks are a creation of the Abbott government. Their Policy to Support Australia's Health System established a review of Medicare Locals, which had been created under the previous Labor government. Medicare Locals had initially struggled to prove themselves as the hub of local health care, in part because of the confusing health policies of the Rudd-Gillard administration and in part because they were never properly funded and supported to provide the services needed in the community.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - PHNs can be gamechangers if consumers are in the team
    • Abstract: Wells, Leanne
      From a consumer's perspective, the replacement of Medicare Locals with the Primary Health Networks has drawn little enthusiasm. Perhaps this is because the consumer movement and the community have not generally understood their role.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 16 - Consumer and community engagement in primary health networks
    • Abstract: Duckett, Stephen
      There are two key documents which have shaped the design and implementation of the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs) - the Horvath report and the documents associated with the Invitation to Apply (ITA ) for funding as a PHN.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Breaking through the information barrier in healthcare
    • Abstract: Scales, Delia
      As a retired nurse with a background in neurosurgery and intensive care, it was not until I got breast cancer that my eyes were truly opened to the cost and information barriers confronting health consumers.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Doctors: It's time to connect
    • Abstract: Haikerwal, Mukesh
      I have worked in general practice for over 20 years in the west of Melbourne. I came to the realisation that the work that I do, the accuracy of it, the necessity to manage the volume of information and to properly monitor the care of my patients can be greatly enhanced by using technology. Over the years general practice has evolved to a place where 98 per cent of GPs would use technology for clinical purposes.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - The evolution we need now
    • Abstract: Stankevicius, Adam
      It is at least 15 years since the federal and state governments began spending serious money on the development of a national eHealth system accessible by all Australians.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Overcoming the tyranny of distance
    • Abstract: Brown, Marg; Reilly, Lesley
      In considering what to write in this article, I was reminded of a serious episode in my own medical care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Why I love eHealth
    • Abstract: Cadzow, Melissa
      I have loved technology my whole life. My parents set up one of the early technology companies in the 1970's, so like today's kids, I've always had technology around me. My own technology business is 24 years old. So, naturally enough, as a consumer representative I have a particular interest in eHealth.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Wanted: Strong government support
    • Abstract: King, Catherine
      It's now been five months since an expert review of Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) found that e-health records were a piece of critical national infrastructure.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - If you suffer from a chronic illness, an eHealth record is
           important to you
    • Abstract: Hambleton, Steve
      The difference eHealth can make to patient care is amply illustrated by the potential benefits to those with complex and chronic disease who need to see multiple providers.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Should we stripmine your eHealth data'
    • Abstract: Arnold, Bruce Baer; Bonython, Wendy
      The development of eHealth in Australia is raising the issue of just who owns the data generated by population-wide health systems. Should Australia be moving towards sale to drug companies, insurers and other businesses of wholeof- population health data, such as weakly de-identified hospital records covering everyone in a state's public health system' Developments overseas suggest that we need an informed community discussion about potential benefits and harms, looking beyond the current controversy about the PCEHR e-health mega-project.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - eHealth-growing pains on the journey to digital maturity
    • Abstract: Pettigrew, Lisa
      eHealth has become synonymous with health. So closely tied is the use of technology to the delivery of healthcare services, that to consider eHealth separately is outdated. However, along with most other industries, eHealth is experiencing growing pains as it reaches towards digital adulthood.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Making a difference in the NT by ensuring important health
           information follows the patient
    • Abstract: Whitehead, Robert
      My eHealth Record, the Northern Territory's pioneering eHealth system has been in use for over nine years. The beginnings of My eHealth Record can be traced to 2002 and the development of a shared electronic health record in the Northern Territory as part of the Australian Government HealthConnect Trial.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Great expectations - now we need the will
    • Abstract: Potter, Mary
      The electronic management of health information started out with high hopes by consumers, particularly those with chronic conditions and the elderly. It was to revolutionise healthcare. Just where are those hopes now'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Remember the vital allies of good healthcare
    • Abstract: Oke, Lin
      The promise of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record to allow consumers' eHealth records to be shared between clinicians, between settings and between various clinical information and management systems is far from being achieved - unfortunately it is increasingly developing into an online medical record rather than a tool for multidisciplinary care and collaboration.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Potential for benefits and risks to safety and quality
    • Abstract: Malalasekera, Prashan
      The expansion of electronic health has been one of the defining narratives in healthcare provision over the past decade. "E-health" provides significant opportunities for enhanced consumer involvement in their healthcare. It is also cited as a crucial tool to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing global health systems today: rising costs, chronic and complex disease management, and the information bottlenecks between healthcare providers in today's health system.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Consumers can control their health and privacy - through
    • Abstract: Hossack, Emma
      "...safeguarding of patient privacy and the reduction of medical error have emerged as the dominant health law issues...privacy and medical error have left the cosy world of professional journals and political platitudes to demand corrective action."

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - Bringing diagnostic reports into the eHealth record
    • Abstract: Robertson, Geraldine
      Most Australians will understand just how important it is for diagnostic imaging and pathology results to be easily accessible in any eHealth scheme.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - What's needed to put eHealth on track
    • Abstract: Brown, Peter
      To reach full potential, modern medicine requires individually integrated care and coordinated services provided through safe and secure communication systems. Unfortunately, there is no such widespread, usable infrastructure in Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 15 - How we can end the disconnect in health
    • Abstract: Solomon, Shane
      Telstra Health was established in April 2013 and officially launched in October this year, outlining its ambition to become Australia's leading provider of integrated eHealth solutions. During that time one of the most common questions I get asked is 'why does Telstra want to get involved in healthcare''

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Let's improve, not discourage, access to primary care
    • Abstract: Di Natale, Richard
      The Abbott Government claims that Australia's health care system is unsustainable and spiralling out of control but the facts say otherwise.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Preserve medicare to ensure value for our health dollars
    • Abstract: King, Catherine
      In February this year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the commencement of Medicare. For millions of Australians there has never been anything but Medicare. Every Australian under 30 has grown up under a system of universal care, and it's important to take that in context for what it has meant for health outcomes in Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Change is imperative to end archaic practices
    • Abstract: Dutton, Peter
      The health of our health system has been a focus of national debate for several years now, but unfortunately to a large extent that is all it has been talk - there has been little genuine reform.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Stankevicius, Adam
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  • Issue 14 - A better health system for fewer dollars by embracing needed
    • Abstract: Dwyer, John
      Medicare is so expensive and uncontrollable that it is financially unsustainable, say our Treasurer and Health Minister. Indeed they suggest that if we don't rein in Medicare expenditure Australia will be bankrupt! We are told government spending must be curtailed everywhere, including Medicare where we currently spend about $18 billion each year.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Putting people at the centre of their health care: Practical
           approaches to more integrated care
    • Abstract: Bennett, Christine
      In Australia there are challenges in achieving comprehensive, connected care for people at the right place and time, due to the health system's fractured governance (who is responsible) and financing (who pays). While many remain convinced that Commonwealth and state responsibilities must be reshaped toward a single national public funder, at one level of government or through pooled funding, we cannot wait for a new structure to drive integrated or connected care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Needed reform in health care
    • Abstract: Duckett, Stephen
      Recent media commentary would have us believe that the health system is in dire straits. There have been claims it is unsustainable and that drastic change, such as compulsory co-payments, is necessary to slow cost growth. This scare-mongering, or 'sustainability panic', sets the scene for dramatic, regressive and unwarranted changes to our health system.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Real people, real data and real solutions
    • Abstract: Smith, Deborah; Spiller, Sarah
      "The first two weeks after Mum had her stroke she was in a specialist stroke unit. That was fantastic. She was then sent to another hospital for six weeks' rehabilitation... but that ended up being 15 or 20 minutes ... a day. The rest of the day she was in bed. They said she was too tired... We wanted to look after her at home but ... the reaction was, 'oh no, that'll be really hard, you won't be able to do it'. Just before she left hospital they assessed her to go into aged care permanently, without our knowledge. There was absolutely no encouragement about getting her home. We just didn't know who to turn to ... when we realised that she was in aged care permanently. We eventually got her reassessed and got her home. She is not a person who cries much but ...she said she cried all the time..."- Victorian consumer..

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Six steps to help preserve universal health care
    • Abstract: Leeder, Stephen
      Strange things happen: in the past three years health care costs have stopped rising at terrifying rates in the US 1. No one reason stands out; instead, economists suggest that industry, which has borne the heaviest burdens in costs because much private health insurance is paid for by employers, has applied pressure on insurers because of the general belt-tightening induced by the GFC. There has been much discussion in medical circles about 'effectiveness research' that provides intelligence on which investments in health care have the highest yields in health gains. Obamacare debates have sensitised the community and possibly heightened public awareness that ever more expensive care does not mean ever better health care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Life and death issues: How the dismal science can help
    • Abstract: Graves, Nicholas
      If Australians are to continue to enjoy high quality health care services things will have to change. In the last 10 years growth in health spending has averaged 6 per cent a year and this compares badly with a growth in GDP of 2.5 per cent a year. It's not hard to see that spending habits need to be change. As governments and private insurers tighten their belts they must choose services that generate good health returns per dollar spent. Services that deliver zero or low health benefits per dollar spent might be reduced. Hard as it seems, we are facing the economic reality of scarce resources.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Good health is good business
    • Abstract: Howard, Karen
      Health care is in many ways a business; in fact it is very big business. In our region, the Hunter, our Local Health District is our biggest employer. The organisation that I chair, Hunter Medicare Local, represents hundreds of clinicians who are also small business operators.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Memo ministers: Why not direct Medicare funds to where they are
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  • Issue 14 - Beyond hospital walls - making the health dollar go further
    • Abstract: Verhoeven, Alison
      With health care costs continuing to rise, and hospitals struggling with increasing demand, there have been calls to overhaul the funding and governance structures in the Australian health system. With hospitals accounting for around 40 per cent of health expenditure in Australia, there is rightly a focus on how efficiently services are delivered, and the various models available for optimal service funding and delivery.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - First steps to better value health care
    • Abstract: Doggett, Jennifer
      The debate about how much we should be spending on health care may never be resolved. However, one issue everyone can agree on is the importance of getting maximum value out of every dollar that we invest in our health system.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Extending user-pays in Medicare
    • Abstract: Barnes, Terry
      Whatever you think of the proposal to allow a $6 co-payment for bulk billed GP services, the debate over Medicare and health care sustainability isn't going away. The recent Fairfax Neilsen poll, showing surprisingly strong public support for user-pays measures to help keep Medicare fiscally manageable, indicates a community appetite to at least consider challenging and tough options hitherto banished to dark political corners.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Australian health and welfare funding: A review is timely
    • Abstract: Gross, Paul
      Our health care system will generate national health expenditure of about $158 billion in 2014, roughly 10 per cent of GDP.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Changing the script: Curbing the cost of medicine by automating
           prescriptions by active ingredient
    • Abstract: Baker, David
      Leaving the doctor's with a script is a common experience. In 2010 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that 81 per cent of GP visits by people aged 15 years and over resulted in patients leaving with a prescription. The Medical Journal of Australia also reported in 2010 that nearly 70 per cent of prescriptions are repeat prescriptions. However, the extra cost of a prescription on top of perhaps having just paid to see the doctor can be unwelcome - especially when we are sick.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Health care in The Netherlands - experiences from a natural
           experiment introducing a leading role for private insurance
    • Abstract: Van Weel, Chris
      In 2006 a reform of the Dutch health care system was implemented, under which single payer private health care insurance was introduced. The main objective of the reform was to introduce market mechanisms to reduce health care costs through insurers' buying the best care for the lowest price for their insurees/patients. The reform was a major move from the health care system that had effectively been introduced in 1941, in which not-for-profit Sick Funds had been the main funders of health care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Getting the right balance in Australia's public and private
           health care system
    • Abstract: Cheng, Terence; Scott, Anthony
      Australia maintains a unique mix of public and private involvement in financing and providing health care services. This mixed approach has allowed the system to strike the often hard balance between its objectives of promoting equitable access to care, cost efficiency and sustainability, and the responsiveness of the health system to individual needs.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Tinkering is not enough to save Medicare
    • Abstract: Sammut, Jeremy
      It helps to think about the major challenges facing the Australian health system as a number of intersecting problems.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 14 - Empowered voices - patients, doctors, politicians - choosing
           wisely in health care
    • Abstract: Elshaug, Adam
      Scarcely a day passes without news flashing of Australia's 'unsustainable health care system'. Sustainability is a matter of pertinence, no question, but too often the 30 second news grabs focus overly on costs at the expense of an equally important element; quality of care. It's not all about bucks, but achieving the best bang for the bucks invested. And, historically Australia has held an enviable record in this regard around the world. Our health care expenditure as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) sits within the average for OECD nations, yet historically we have sat towards the top on performance and outcome measures. Staying near the top is not assured. We are told that only half of care delivered is in line with guidelines, one-third is thought to be waste, and much is not evidence-based1. With one eye on the short-medium term horizon, the challenge for Australia is to work collectively at holding near (or arguably rescuing) the tenets that once carried us to the status of a world-leading health care system (universality; equity; quality) while reshaping those components that have lagged Australia's changing health care needs (chronic and multi-morbidity; increasingly specialised and high-tech care; multiple siloed funders including federal, state, private health insurance, which complicates efforts at care coordination). What would just a few practical win-win ideas for reorienting the health care system look like'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Bennett, Carol
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  • Issue 13 - Working with the locals for better health and wellbeing - what
           works and what doesn't
    • Abstract: Smith, Deborah
      We will come back to this, but first, I'd like to introduce you to Jack, the patient pictured. Believe it or not, Jack is an expert on how well primary care in his local area is working, or not working.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Medicare locals and the social determinants of health
    • Abstract: O'Halloran, Di
      How are Medicare Locals dealing with the social determinants of health' That was the question asked of Western Sydney Medicare Local recently. The short answer is: with great enthusiasm and many close collaborators.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - What medicare locals have achieved so far
    • Abstract: Sprogis, Arn
      In a remarkably short time, Medicare Locals have become embedded in the Australian healthcare system and have changed the environment for local communities and consumers in healthcare delivery.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Improving primary healthcare: Two consumers' views
    • Abstract: Aspinall, Diana; Wickens, Annette
      Diana and Annette are health consumers who wanted to contribute positively to health services because they have conditions that require monitoring and care. When consumers are listened to, placed at the centre of care and their voice is heard by the health organisations, positive changes can happen.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - In practice, nurses offer a healthier future for primary care
    • Abstract: Bell, Kathy
      Without doubt, the pressures on our health system will continue to intensify. Our ageing population along with the way we live is producing an increasing burden of chronic disease. More and more people are being hospitalised with the complications of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and many other illnesses, often in combination. Depression and other mental health problems are part of this picture. Add in the complications of ageing, including a rising tide of dementia, and we clearly have a great deal of work to do.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Are current primary health services for Indigenous Australians
           improving or otherwise': What are the challenges'
    • Abstract: Kimpton, Tammy
      Primary healthcare has an important role to play in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with research showing that effective primary healthcare can contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations1. Considerable effort and investment in primary healthcare by governments, institutions and other stakeholders over recent years, has led to improvements in some areas of Indigenous health, such as increased birth weights for Indigenous babies and an increase in the number of Indigenous people receiving Chronic Disease Management Plans2. Yet, health inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remains.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - The pharmacists' role in primary care
    • Abstract: Rigby, Debbie
      Better integration of pharmacists into primary care is an old story to those within the profession, but the need to actually make it happen has never been greater. The ageing population with an increasing burden of chronic disease coupled with a high rate of medication-related problems creates an environment where pharmacists need to contribute more to society than just a dispensing role. An estimated 190,000 medication-related hospital admissions occur each year, with estimated costs of $660 million.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Medical home can keep patients out of hospital
    • Abstract: Marles, Liz
      We can count ourselves lucky to live in a country with some of the best healthcare services and facilities in the world. Yet we are often challenged with finding our way through Australia's multifaceted healthcare system, especially when experiencing or helping a loved one with complex and chronic health issues.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - International lessons about improving coordination in primary
    • Abstract: Russell, Lesley
      The former Australian Government's policy placed primary care at the centre of the healthcare system and to this end, invested $1.8 billion in Medicare Locals, which were mandated to deliver innovative services responsive to the needs for the communities they serve.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Mental health needs mature attention
    • Abstract: McGorry, Pat
      With one in four of us experiencing some form of mental ill-health in our lifetime, mental illness poses one of the greatest threats to our own health and wellbeing, as well as to the social and economic health of the nation. We now understand that mental health is everyone's business, and want a better deal for those living with mental illness, whether it be a family member, friend or colleague. Greater awareness has been fostered, especially by beyondblue and SANE . Repeated National Mental Health Surveys reveal substantial unmet need, and a shameful gap in access and quality of care between physical and mental healthcare. This results in so much unnecessary suffering and wasted potential.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Connecting for better health
    • Abstract: Sweet, Melissa
      Kate Granger is a young doctor in England who enjoys looking after older people. She is also a social media enthusiast, using her blog The Other Side and Twitter (@GrangerKate) to share her experiences of being a patient with terminal cancer.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Are medicare locals delivering value for money'
    • Abstract: Wells, Leanne
      Our systems, financing regimes and structures have held us back in health. This is a policy conundrum that has transcended both Coalition and Labor national governments. A 2006 Parliamentary inquiry into health funding recognised that the 'blame game' between the Commonwealth and the states for the failings of the health system does not benefit patients. Patients don't care which level of government manages or pays for their healthcare1. The 2009 National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission described a fragmented health system ill-equipped to respond to the challenges it faced2. The Commission and the many stakeholders who made submissions concluded that the case for health reform was compelling. Structural change and a more patient-centric system based on the healthcare home were seen as key solutions.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Greens vision for primary healthcare
    • Abstract: Di Natale, Richard
      Sadly, when election time comes around the health debate often devolves into a superficial discussion of hospital emergency department waiting times and elective surgery waiting lists. With this election just gone, we didn't even get that. It was a wasted opportunity to discuss the most important issue to many people.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Disability scheme a pointer for primary care
    • Abstract:
      An individual's choice and control is at the heart of DisabilityCare Australia's delivery of the national disability insurance scheme.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Bennett, Carol
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  • Issue 12 - Addressing out of pocket health costs for consumers: Labor's
    • Abstract: Plibersek, Tanya
      I believe that at the heart of the Australian health system should be the fundamental principle of equal access for all.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Addressing out of pocket health costs for consumers: The
           coalition's strategy
    • Abstract: Dutton, Peter
      Affordable access to healthcare for all Australians is an essential pillar of our universal system. however, it is no secret that healthcare costs are rising rapidly and there is increasing pressure on government budgets. facing fiscal challenges, the current federal Government has opted to shift a greater burden of costs to individuals through arbitrary changes and means-testing of previously universal programs. it is a slippery slope that has been pushed at a federal level in recent years.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Rising consumer costs threaten health equity
    • Abstract: Di Natale, Richard
      The increase in out of pocket costs for consumers of Australian healthcare is a worrying trend. for those of us who share an unyielding commitment to a high quality, equitable, and truly universal health system the growing cost barriers represent a serious threat to these core values. When I was in medical practice I saw first-hand the difference a few dollars could mean to the health of a patient. Patients would put off visits, fail to keep up their medication and drop out of treatment programs. ultimately, the health system would bear the long term costs of these decisions through increased admissions to hospital and emergency departments.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Out of pocket costs - setting the scene
    • Abstract: Metherell, Mark
      In recent years the health costs we have to meet from our own pockets have climbed steadily. Australians now spend an average of more than $1,000 a year each in out of pocket costs.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Out of pocket costs and MS
    • Abstract: Pask, Robert
      In 1997 I was diagnosed, after 11 years of having symptoms, with multiple sclerosis (ms), a life-long progressive chronic illness.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Out of pocket costs and breast cancer
    • Abstract: Havnen, Leonie
      In November 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 3 aggressive breast cancer. As soon as I was diagnosed I asked the doctor to give the names of surgical oncologists at St Vincent's Hospital. To me it wasn't about dwelling on what I had just been told. What was important to me was to accept the diagnosis and get on and do what was needed to fight it.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - The household economic burden of chronic illness: An
           under-recognised problem in Australia
    • Abstract: Essue, Beverley M; Jan, Stephen
      Let's pose a question: which country out of the following do you think relies more on out of pocket payments to finance their health system' - United states. - United Kingdom. - Australia. - Canada. - New Zealand.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Out of pocket costs for senior Australians
    • Abstract: Adair, Timothy
      Cost of living pressures have been a major issue for senior Australians in recent years. the prices of groceries, utilities and healthcare in particular have risen more quickly than inflation. research published by the national seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) has shown that over three quarters of a million senior households spend at least half their income on just these three essential cost of living items.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Costs and challenges for rural and remote health consumers
    • Abstract: Brown, Margaret
      One often reads questions such as, "Why do rural and remote consumers require special recognition when it comes to their health care'," especially when there are so many other consumers who require assistance too.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Chronic pain hits the hip pocket too
    • Abstract: Baraciolli, Linda
      Chronic pain is not just about inflamed joints, recurrent headaches, a bad back, or the inability to sleep, have sex, or cook dinner.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Living on the waiting list
    • Abstract: Mikolaj, Helen
      No one should have to wait long periods of time on surgery waiting lists in this 'lucky' country. Unfortunately, there are many people living on waiting lists as a result of their inability to privately fund their surgery due to the cost of either private health cover or the cost of the gap payment for doctors' fees.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Rethinking medicare to make health funding work for consumers
    • Abstract: Carey, Karen
      Medicare is described as 'Australia's universal health insurance scheme.' Its objectives are: - to make health care affordable for all Australians. - to give all Australians access to health care services with priority according to clinical need, and. - to provide a high quality of care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
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