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Helping older patients with chronic diseases to navigate the health system

Melissa Sweet February 20, 2012

How can vulnerable elderly patients be helped to navigate the fragmented health system? In its latest Croakey update, the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (better known as PHC RIS) reports there is encouraging evidence to suggest that professional health system “navigators” might be able to help elderly people with chronic health problems to […]

Wait a minute, we don’t have a health SYSTEM at all…

Melissa Sweet January 30, 2009

Ian McAuley, an adjunct lecturer in public sector finance at the University of Canberra and a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, writes: Mark Ragg’s report on our health care is an excellent snapshot, looking like the school report card of a brilliant kid with severe autism. The only disagreement I have with Ragg […]

Is our health system doing a “reverse Robin Hood”?

Melissa Sweet January 30, 2009 2 Comments

Health and communications consultant Mark Ragg spent a fair bit of time wading through health statistics and reports to come up with his own personal assessment of the state of our health system. His conclusion, as reported in Crikey yesterday, is that the system is generally fine – but it’s not fair. “You do much […]