Australia does not have a national system that collects data on hospital acquired infections. But new research has shed light on how many do occur each year across the country.
New research shows that older people are especially at risk during and after natural disasters, and may need medical help or other support well after relief operations end.
Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
It turns out a unified government isn't enough to get bills passed.
Specialty prescription drugs are responsible for countless medical miracles, but their high price tag is the main reason health care costs are out of control.
GOP lawmakers say their bills to replace the Affordable Care Act would do a better job than the ACA of controlling rising health care costs, but 40 years of deregulation show it just won't work.
Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they've improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
The NT Intervention has demonstrated how increased resourcing of health care for Indigenous Australians can lead to positive measurable change while, at the same time, showing how not to do it.
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
Australia has more doctors per population than most comparable countries, yet many living in rural and remote areas don't receive the care they need. Changing the way we train doctors will fix this.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
It's estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
Extra funding to GPs from lifting the Medicare Rebate freeze should be used to buy better data, so that future reform can be based on sound evidence.
Our new meta-analysis, which pooled results from 65 studies, looked at health-care spending by both the private and public sectors including preventive and curative care.
Why are eyeglasses so expensive? You can thank two massive industry comglomerates, Luxottica and Essilor.
Reducing health-care waste relating to unnecessary tests has been a major priority for researchers, governments and health services for decades. But how do we change the behaviour of doctors?
A 2010 law that requires the executive branch to set goals and an obscure Senate rule may be the Democrats' best chance to influence GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.