Summary of the responses made in the submissions to the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment discussion document on The Impact of Science.Read more →
Making sense of integrated care systems, integrated care partnerships and accountable care organisations in the NHS in England
NHS England has recently changed the name of accountable care systems to integrated care systems, which describes more accurately the work being done in the 10 areas of England operating in this way. This updated long read from the King’s Fund looks at work under way in these systems and at NHS England’s proposals for an accountable care organisation contract.Read more →
The NHMRC has published Summary of its public consultation on peer review for the new grant program (PDF, 1MB)Read more →
Unfortunately due to travel disruption as a result of Tropical Cyclone Gita we have had to postpone Jackie Cumming’s webinar. We hope to reschedule the webinar in the next couple of weeks.Read more →
The Close the Gap campaign 10-year review of the Closing the Gap Strategy, was released on 8 February. It calls on Australian governments to join forces with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to urgently address the national shame of a widening life expectancy gap for our nation’s First Peoples.Read more →
News has centred this week on a new private health insurance policy the Labor Party will take to the next election. The Productivity Commission (PC) will be asked to review of the private health system to improve the value, quality and affordability of health insurance. In the meantime annual PHI premium rises would be capped at 2% for 2 years.Read more →
Australia’s top 100 influencers in the field of women’s health and related disciplines will attend the summit. Attendees will put women on the agenda in the run up to the Federal elections.Read more →
A report was released last week by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) arguing that precision medicine has the potential to transform Australia’s health care system. Debate has followed concerning the potential harms of screening and diagnosing the genes of healthy people, and the risk of widespread overdiagnosis.Read more →
A new report from the Grattan Institute “All complications should count: Using our data to make hospitals safer” shows that a patient’s risk of developing a complication varies dramatically depending on which hospital they go to: in some cases, the additional risk at the worst-performing hospitals can be four times higher than at the best performers.
The report calls for all hospitals to lift their safety performance to the level of the best 10 per cent of Australian hospitals. This would mean an extra 250,000 patients leaving hospital each year free of complications.
Patients should have access to the information on complication rates in different hospitals and for different procedures, so they – and their GPs – can make better-informed decisions about how and where they are treated.Read more →