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What’s missing from Victorian election health promises? Plenty…

What’s missing from Victorian election health promises? Plenty…

For a sustainable health system, the Victorian public deserves so much more than election promises focused on more hospital beds, according to Tom Symondson, Acting Chief Executive of the Victorian Healthcare Association. His analysis of election health policies echoes some themes raised previously at this blog by Dr Christine Walker of the Chronic Illness Alliance. […]

Cuts to community-based health services short-sighted

Cuts to community-based health services short-sighted

In December last year Professor Fran Baum wrote New SA report shows why governments are failing to control health spending for this blog in response to the McCann Review of Non-Hospital Based Services. In that article Professor Baum lamented the lack of understanding of community services and primary health care that leads to questionable funding decisions. […]

It’s time to refocus health reform on what the community really needs

It’s time to refocus health reform on what the community really needs

Uncertainty about the future of reforms to hospital financing is attracting considerable media attention in the lead-up to next week’s COAG meeting. (For eg, here is Michelle Grattan in The Age and Jessica Irvine in the SMH.) Perhaps one of the more important questions – for those who care about population health and equity, rather […]