The latest Australia’s Health report provides persuasive evidence for a concerted national strategy to counter obesity and reduce chronic disease, the Consumers Health Forum, said today. Small, personal lifestyle changes in diet and exercise could deliver big health gains, the report by the...
Download the report here Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services, an expert report has found. The report, developed after an expert roundtable initiated by the Consumers Health Forum and The George...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the consensus now developing on measures needed to resolve the issue of out of pocket medical costs which are creating hardship for so many patients. Last night’s 4 Corners report on gap costs follows the Out of Pocket Pain survey initiated by the Consumers...
Irrespective of whether or not ‘harvesting’ by public hospitals of privately insured patients is occurring, next week’s 4 Corners program on out of pocket costs should alert the private health sector to look at its own cost structures, the Consumers Health Forum says. The 4Corners Mind the Gap...
nps_chf.png Australians want ownership and control of their own health data and want to be asked for consent when their data is used by either government, private companies or researchers. This stand-out finding was revealed today in the Engaging Consumers in their Health Data Journey Report...
pcc.png Palliative Care Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia and Carers Australia released the Consensus Statement: Carer and Consumer Engagement in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care today at the National Palliative Care Week Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra. Palliative Care...
The Consumers Health Forum will urge the government to ensure the next negotiations for the Community Pharmacy Agreement include consumer representatives. The Government has left open the prospect of the Consumers Health Forum being part of the next pharmacy agreement as recommended by the...
One of Australia’s top medical researchers, Professor Ian Frazer AC, has called on Australians to consider what they want of health care in the future given the rapid development of ever more powerful and expensive treatments. The “quiet revolution” in health care is making optimal health care for...
Australian consumers now know the dates of when they will be able to opt-out of having a My Health Record created for them. The first date that consumers can opt out is 16 July and ends on 15 October 2018. A month after that, every Australian who has not opted out will have a record created for...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes Labor’s pledge to increase spending on public hospitals and to boost funding for stretched elective surgery in public hospitals. “We support the moves this week by both side of politics to boost health spending,” the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne...

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