The A$1.25 billion health funding boost isn't based on any coherent policy direction. It's designed to shore up support in marginal electorates.
The health program was unveiled as the federal, state and territories meet in Adelaide on Wednesday for the Council of Australian Governments with health one of the items on the agenda.
Canadian hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis. Lack of specialist addictions care puts patients and staff at risk.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It's no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Shortages and high prices are making pharmaceuticals, often including generics, out of reach for millions of Americans.
NHS Wales staff have been using their expertise and experience to suggest new ways of working.
Collaboration is key to successful partnerships.
Youth workers try to use a 'window of opportunity' to help young victims of violent crime get out of a cycle of violence.
New research shows women receive sub-optimal care after they have a heart attack and are twice as likely than men to die six months after the attack.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
The US is currently short on 182 drugs and medical supplies. The problem isn't new, but it's frustrating health care workers.
Digital records are all well and good, but they still don't match the versatility of paper.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn't funding: It's ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
These professional entertainers are trained and paid to go round hospitals cheer up children with music and laughter.
As tens of thousands of injured soldiers filled the UK's overwhelmed hospitals, the scale of World War I became all too apparent.
Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it's a lengthy and stressful process, and rarely provides relief to patients and their families.
Public hospitals in Australia are owned and operated by state (and territory) governments. So why does the Commonwealth government attract blame for lack of hospital funding?
We are paying more for our health insurance because we are using it more. No crude, short-term measures to restrict premium growth will deal with this fact.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.