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Investing in healthier lives: Pathways to healthcare financing reform in Australia

August 2015

More than 30 healthcare experts and community representatives met at a roundtable held by The George Institute for Global Health on August 6, 2015 to discuss how Australia’s healthcare system is funded.

The ensuing report Investing in healthier lives: Pathways to healthcare financing reform in Australia made seven key recommendations for reform to ensure Australians have access to high quality, effective and efficient healthcare.

On 31 March 2016, the Australian Government announced it will trial the introduction of a new package for primary care on around 65,000 people with chronic illnesses at up to 200 general practises across the country. Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute Australia said: “We are pleased to note our key recommendations have been taken on-board by the Government.”

 

[DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2127.7927]