Our Reports

We regularly release reports both on our own and with partners. For access to reports released earlier than available here, please contact us.

5 April 2018 Report
Consumers Health Forum

When we decided to look at out of pocket costs we wanted to get a better understanding of how much people pay, who pays and what impact these costs have on their healthcare and their lives. We asked people to give us their story as well as giving us some basic information through the survey. The full stories show how individuals and families are impacted when faced with the double dilemma of difficult health decisions and high, sometimes unexpected, out of pocket expenses.

5 April 2018 Report

Private patients routinely face bills ru nning into thousands of dollars, in a system characterised by high cost, complexity and confusion, the Consumer Health Forum's Out of Pocket Pain survey has found. An added challenge is the variation inlevels of health literacy across the Australian community.

19 September 2017 Report
Obesity Policy Coalition

This is a summary of the Tipping the Scales - Australian Obesity Prevention Consensus report that outlines eight actions for the Australian federal government to take, established by a comprehensive consensus process as agreed elements to underpin a national obesity prevention plan. 

19 September 2017 Report
Obesity Policy Coalition

Australia’s health, wellbeing and productivity is being threatened by an epidemic of weight-related illness. Most Australian adults (63.4%) are above a healthy weight with 27.9% obese and 35.5% overweight.

23 August 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum
This is a one-pager that summarises the key points from the full Report, 'Consumer Priorities for a National Health Plan'. '
23 August 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum
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.
1 June 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum

2016-17 has been a very exciting time for CHF. Read through our report card to find out more about our activities this year.

1 June 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum

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 been significant reform in the health system which has implications for the role and voice of consumers.

9 November 2016 Report
Rebecca Randall

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 health system on a range of levels, from the individual patient to the health system at a macro level, the degree to which this has been implemented by health professions remains unclear.

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