"The latest Commonwealth plan to reboot Australia’s primary care system offers the potential for consumers to have a greater say over how their local health services should work. We hope." CHF CEO Leanne Wells on the potential of the PHNs
The auditor’s exhaustive scrutiny of the administration of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement (5CPA) shows the Health Department and the Pharmacy Guild failed to deliver on key government goals like giving more focus to patient services and maximising value to taxpayers. CHF's Adam Stankevicius on the 5CPA.
"For all its strength, absurdities do haunt Australia’s health “system”. It was this subject which made for a cracking start to CHF’s national workshop this week. The two-day meeting in Melbourne heard a flood of ideas to boost the consumers’ role and improve health care." A blog by CHF Communications Director Mark Metherell.
"The Australian health system wallows in a state of uncertainty as the federal government grapples with how to match its budgetary vigour with the reality of heavy demand and strained supply in healthcare" A blog by CHF CEO Adam Stankevicius published in the Financial Review
The evidence continues to mount against the Federal Government’s proposed health measures and the rationale for their introduction. In this blog, Adam Stankevicius, CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, looks at how Australia compares in a range of important areas, and the implications of measures like the proposed $7 copayments regime
'The idea of a $20 billion medical research endowment fund being financed by new imposts on the sick will seem dark farce to the many health consumers already struggling with rising out of pocket health costs.' CHF CEO Adam Stankevicius on medical research and priorities for the Federal Health Budget.
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