This issues paper outlines a consumer perspective on the key design principles and elements which should be incorporated in the four pillars envisaged as part of a national health plan for Australia.
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The Consumer Representative Program of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has been in place for many years. It has been the subject of several internal and external reviews and more recently, the Program has been reoriented to be more strategic and focused. At the same time, there has...
The health sector, both in Australia and internationally is increasingly being pushed to do more with less, provide for disparate populations and meet the increasingly complex needs of people who use our health systems. While the practice of patient centered care has been shown to benefit the...
The major implication of these results for health policymakers is that defenders of traditional “silos” of medicine need to rethink what ought to be considered traditional roles for GPs and pharmacists. Moreover, if pharmacists are going to assume a greater role in the provision of primary care...
This report includes a summary of findings and an appraisal of existing models used across the world to involve the public in heath technology assessment. It is intended to inform discussions of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce about the ‘improvement of our Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)’ in order to ensure that it is ‘consistent with the latest clinical practice, or the best value healthcare’ . This report focusses on ways of improving the way the public are involved in the process of reviewing MBS Items.
This brief provides recommendations for health service providers including hospitals and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to increase the role of consumers in designing healthcare services. It was put together by Policy Officer Rebecca Randall, following a workshop by AHHA and CHF, ' Consumer...
This report captures multistakeholder perspectives on the opportunities afforded by biologic and biosimilar medicines in Australia and the key steps required to advance the evolving framework for the introduction and use of these medicines, in alignment with the National Medicines Policy.
On 27 August 2008, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) held a national consumer representative and stakeholder planning workshop to commence work on its Chronic Conditions Self Management 2008-2010 Project (the project). This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of...
The Working Together Guide provides guidance and examples for building collaborative relationships between individuals, health consumer organisations and research-based pharmaceutical companies. The Working Together Guide was developed by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and Medicines...

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