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Australians are undergoing unnecessary surgery – here's what we can do about it

Australians are undergoing unnecessary surgery – here's what we can do about it

fronjacksonwebbAug 17, 20151 Comment

Peter Breadon and Stephen Duckett from the Grattan Institute write: For decades, clinicians and researchers have been concerned about patients getting treatments, inclu

Hospital patients are more likely to die at weekends but seven-day rosters are no panacea

Hospital patients are more likely to die at weekends but seven-day rosters are no panacea

fronjacksonwebbAug 6, 20151 Comment

Peter Sivey writes: If you are admitted to a hospital on the weekend, you have a higher chance of dying than if you are admitted during the week. This is known as the

How the battle over biologics helped stall the Trans Pacific Partnership

How the battle over biologics helped stall the Trans Pacific Partnership

fronjacksonwebbAug 6, 20151 Comment

Deborah Gleeson and Ruth Lopert write: Talks that were meant to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership wound up in Hawaii late last week

ALP national conference: experts respond

fronjacksonwebbJul 27, 2015

Bill Shorten survived an internal push for a future Labor government to ban turning back asylum seeker boats at the ALP’s three-day national conference, which concluded in Melbourne o

Forget health takeovers, here's how to fix hospital funding and chronic disease care

Forget health takeovers, here's how to fix hospital funding and chronic disease care

fronjacksonwebbJul 16, 20151 Comment

Stephen Duckett and Peter Breadon write: After a shaky start, the Commonwealth Government is finally starting a debate about how Australia’s future health system shou

A year on, Australia's health star food-rating system is showing cracks

A year on, Australia's health star food-rating system is showing cracks

fronjacksonwebbJul 14, 2015

Mark Lawrence and Christina Pollard write: The government has started the s

We can cut Indigenous smoking and save lives – here's how

fronjacksonwebbJun 1, 20152 Comments

David Thomas writes: More and more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers are quitting and fewer young people are taking up smoking. In ten years, the proportion

Don't believe the hype, teens are drinking less than they used to

Don't believe the hype, teens are drinking less than they used to

fronjacksonwebbMay 22, 2015

Michael Livingston and Amy Pennay write: Ask your friends and colleagues about young Australians and alcohol and I bet they’ll say something about a

Six challenges facing Australia’s medical research sector

fronjacksonwebbApr 17, 20151 Comment

This is an edited version of a speech about the challenges facing medical research given by outgoing National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC) CEO Warwick Anders

The debate we're yet to have about private health insurance

fronjacksonwebbApr 2, 20152 Comments

In the final instalment of The Conversation's series Private health insurance in Australia,

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