Latest Reports

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    Conversations: Creating Choice in End of Life Care

    It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of End of Life Care we want and don’t want for ourselves and our loved ones....Read more

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    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

News & Analysis

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    ACHR supports Australia’s first national health report card

    The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) released an Australian-first national health report card on preventable chronic diseases, conditions and risk factors. There is some good news but much to do if we are to prevent poor and inequitable health outcomes. ...Read more

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    Death Over Dinner

    Death as dinner conversation? You bet. This week the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) is launching the Australian edition of Death Over Dinner ( It is a call to action for all Australians to start a conversation with their friends and family about death. Deat...Read more


About ACHR
About ACHR
ACHR is an independent, health research institute focused on accelerating evidence-based solutions to improve the quality and lower the costs of care. Concentrating on the creation, translation and advocacy of health systems knowledge, ACHR transforms evidence on high-quality, high-value care into policy and practice…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

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    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

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    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

  • Terminally ill doctors struggle in patient role

    Dr Ian McPhee, Adjunct Associate Professor, An anaesthetist and intensive care specialist Terminally ill doctors create challenges for palliative care teams because they find it difficult to relinquish control to other carers....Read more

  • Do you really need to go to hospital? Time to recentre the health system

    Lesley Russell, Adjunct Associate Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney The status quo is not sustainable. Delivering substitutes for hospital services will require a major reallocation of resources to community-based and other services. ...Read more

  • What are better, public or private hospitals?

    Karen Willis, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University People may be prepared to pay for private care if they think they will get a higher quality of care and not have to wait. But it’s a challenge to find useful information about hospital options....Read more

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