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CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.

We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.

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A voice for health consumers
Making sure consumers are part of the health conversation as effective advocates and leaders.
Improving the quality of health services
Working with health and social support systems to implement consumer-centred reforms that make the right kind of difference.
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Advocating consumer-centred health care to governments, health and social support systems.

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The five compacts the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has agreed with health organisations may deliver benefits for health providers and certainty for the medicines industry and community pharmacy sector. But these compacts announced in the federal Budget also raise important questions about the overall benefit for consumers. What will the compacts do for the most pressing health challenges facing Australia: obesity and the care of the growing number of Australians with chronic and complex care needs? At a time when medical knowledge and technology promise better outcomes through more cohesive, integrated health care, the risk is that bi-lateral compacts will further fragment and silo health care.
Australia’s health system is turning into an increasingly inequitable mix of high health fund profits while public patients wait longer for care in public hospitals. “New figures have delivered a double whammy for patients. Public patients are waiting much longer for elective surgery than privately...


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