Latest Reports

  • end-of-life
    End of Life Care

    The practice of medicine must adapt to meet evolving practical and ethical challenges of an aging population, in addition to ongoing improvement in the technological capacity to prolong life. To meet these challenges, doctors need to incorporate better care at end of life into routine practice...Read more

    Collaboration and Connectivity Integrating Care in the Primary Health Setting

    The attached Report is some 30 pages in length. To assist interested readers, we have summarised below the principal points made in the Report, together with an index reference where additional remarks and/or observations may be found. Of all the industries whose consumers stand to benefit from the ...Read more

News & Analysis

  • Sussan Ley
    Primary Health Care Reform discussion paper released

    The Federal Government has released ‘Better outcomes for people living with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions through Primary Health Care’. The paper considers reform options to inform the development of a healthier Medicare....Read more

  • Leaders retreat
    COAG Pledges Cooperation on Health

    Yesterday our State and Federal Leaders unanimously agreed to focus on health reform, with a new emphasis on primary care in an overhaul of state and federal responsibilities for the health system. The prime minister, Tony Abbott, met state premiers and territory chief ministers in Sydney on Wednes...Read more


About ACHR
About ACHR
ACHR is a hub for health system reform using evidence and collective problem solving to impact health policy and practice. As a leading independent, not-for-profit public policy research institute, we work to design effective health system strategies that address persistent gaps in…Read more

Issue Briefs

  • ACHR Healthworkforce 2020
    Healthcare Workforce

    Australia’s health workforce is under pressure and must undergo significant transformation to meet the rapidly rising demands for healthcare. If Australia is to continue to have a high-quality health system that is sustainable and affordable, we need to look at how the workforce can provide health...Read more

  • end-of-life
    Delivering better end of life care

    End of Life Care is about improving the quality of care and experience for all patients at the end of their life, and supporting their carers and families, regardless of their condition, setting, or social and personal circumstances. End-of-life care is now recognised as a priority for health system...Read more

  • predictive-analytics
    The Value Of Predictive Analytics In Health

    Worldwide, there is currently more information generated in a single day than we could possibly absorb in an entire lifetime. Predictive analytics is the analysis of current and historical data elements to make predictions about future events and trends. This is particularly valuable as the healthca...Read more

Conversations on Health Reform

  • What you should expect from your GP

    Max Kamien, Emeritus Professor of General Practice & Corlis Fellow of the RACGP at University of Western Australia; Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. That’s about $690 for each person. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care through our taxes, what should we expect from our doctors?...Read more

  • Remind me again, what’s the problem with hospital funding?

    Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at University of Sydney; The federal contribution to hospital funding will be cut in 2017, putting pressure on the states and territories to meet the growing cost of health care. If we wish to increase the state and territory contribution to hospital costs, states and territories will need to generate the necessary revenue. ...Read more

  • Forget health takeovers, here’s how to fix hospital funding and chronic disease care

    Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program at Grattan Institute; Public hospitals and chronic care both need serious reform. Successful change in these areas requires the right funding structures and incentives....Read more

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