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The genome of a new health system

May 2004 - The genome of a new health systemWhen the federal Minister for Health describes the system as a "dog's breakfast", there must be problems. So if you could play God with the DNA of a new national healthcare system, what would it look like? What would its aims be, and how would it go about achieving them? What features should be kept from the current one, what should be left out and what needs to be added?

Regional control and centralised funding make a better health system
by Meg Lees - 2/06/2004
A new health system must not forget the aged and disabled
by Jo-an Partridge - 31/05/2004
Stopping the buck-passing would improve health-care
by Robin Mortimer - 24/05/2004
Health outcomes should be rewarded rather than the amount of activity
by Russell Schneider - 24/05/2004
Keeping healthy pregnancies out of hospital is cheaper and lower-risk
by Bruce Teakle - 17/05/2004
Health reform starts with principles and must then consider practicalities.
by Tim Woodruff - 17/05/2004 - 1 comment
Federation, fee-for-service medicine and other problems in Australian health care
by Gavin Mooney - 17/05/2004
An effective sustainable health system is hampered by the 'business' of illness
by Bret Hart - 10/05/2004
Federating health care would mend our health system
by John Dwyer - 10/05/2004 - 1 comment
Why shouldn't communities be allowed to opt out of Medicare?
by Vern Hughes - 3/05/2004
Labor will reform Medicare to save our world-class public health system
by Julia Gillard - 3/05/2004
Dispense with the misguided utopian myths about our health-care system.
by Peter Baume - 3/05/2004

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