We start 2016 with big challenges for the health system and uncertainty as to how governments will meet them.
Seven babies died unnecessarily at Bacchus Marsh hospital between 2013 and 2014. The My Hospitals website and other reporting mechanisms gave no sign of any problems.
Britain's local healthcare system of small time gatekeepers should become stronger networks of powerful providers.
Over-65s use twice as many health resources as the average Australian. But it's worth the expense.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
Integrated research is key to sustainable development, which helps Africa resolve its energy woes.
There is no harm in avoiding white coats, but there could be danger in wearing one.
On closing the asylums, Australia failed to invest in an alternative model of community mental health care. So there are few alternatives between the GP surgery and the hospital emergency department.
NHS moves to help staff become healthier but GPs are under pressure.
A Conservative white paper in 1944 suggested ideas for 'free' and 'comprehensive healthcare – but it was Labour that took the advantage.
To avoid ineffective treatments, we need a new way to identify and reduce questionable care. A new Grattan Institute report shows how to do it.
If you present to a hospital on the weekend, you have a higher chance of dying than if you present during the week. This is known as the "weekend effect".
Home births are on the up but hospitals still matter.
If the relationship between the government and the medical profession is the 'politics of the double bed', then this couple are in a rocky patch.
Discharging hospital patients sounds easy so why do we get it so wrong?
State and territory leaders will meet in Sydney today to nut out solutions to health and education funding gaps. But what exactly is the problem they're hoping to address?
Antibiotic resistance is pressing issue in medicine but the extensive use of antibiotics in farming is part of the problem.
Any health reform proposals should start by addressing public hospitals and chronic care. But successful change in these areas requires getting the state-Commonwealth funding and incentives right.
More nurses and higher education levels - not a change in values - are needed if nursing in Britain is to regain its world-leading status.
Research suggests that physician-led hospitals do better, so let's have more of them please.