12 April 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Persistence and resolve will get the best reforms

In the Apr 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we are ....

  • Making the case for Primary Health Care reform
  • Reminding Australians about the flu season with the Royal College of General Practitioners and Diabetes Australia
  • Showcasing the launch of the Australian Health Consumer Sentiment survey with our research partners

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4 April 2022 Report
CHF-PCHSS

The Australian Health Consumer Sentiment Survey is a population-based study of health consumer sentiment and provides an important barometer of satisfaction and opinions about the Australian health system. The survey was co-designed by academics and researchers from Macquarie University together with health consumer advocates and consumer-researchers from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). Data from two waves of the survey with representative samples of Australian adults drawn from the general population – 1024 respondents in December 2018 and 5100 in October 2021 during the COVID-19 Delta outbreak – provides unique insights into health service use, satisfaction, and opinions before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian Health Consumer Sentiment survey, if undertaken regularly over time, would ensure that consumer views inform health policy.

Download your copy of the full report to learn what Australian consumers think about their health system’s performance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 March 2022 Submission
Rebecca Edwards, Jennie Parham and Leanne Wells

The Australian health care system includes a national organisation representing health care consumers and equivalent organisations in most states and territories.  There are several disease-specific patient organisations, as well as formalised networks advocating for greater patient involvement in health technology assessment and research.  This signals a system that sees a place for consumer insights: a system that is on a journey of maturing the way in which it seeks to involve consumers in decision-making.

Through this article, patient and consumer leadership is explored by recognising it as the next level of engagement, the deeper value and impact of incorporating the experience of consumers at all levels of the health system, policy decision-making and the opportunity for consumers to become leaders.

8 March 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Digital health is about to upend health care – are we ready?

In the Mar 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we ....  

  • Launched a Whitepaper on Digital Health: Australia's Health Reimaged, the result of a 12-month project with Deloitte, Curtin University and CHF 
  • Released a report from the Rural, Regional and Remote Roundtable held in Dec 2021
  • Showcase a COVID vaccine confidence training package for GP and General Practices, Pharmacists and Practice Nurses 

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