Health-care costs are continuing to rise faster than wages, so many Australian families are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up.
People who need the most health care – the poor and the chronically ill – miss out on care the most. But there are ways to reduce this inequity.
Record-breaking technology can sequence an entire human genome in a matter of hours. The work could be a lifeline for people suffering from the more than 5,000 known rare genetic diseases.
The Affordable Care Act has allowed many preventive health services, including cancer screenings and vaccines, to be free of charge. But legal challenges may lead to costly repercussions for patients.
Wound care might be costly, but it’s cost-effective, saving health dollars in the long run. The issue is, who pays?
In Australia, we do housing and we do health, but they sit in different portfolios of government and the policy dots aren’t joined often enough.
Despite a lighter lockdown, Sweden hasn’t avoided the damaging economic disruption experienced elsewhere.
The spread of the virus through households creates costs higher than for isolation in hotels when families are large and living at close quarters as in Melbourne’s public housing towers.
Planners understand the key elements of urban communities that will improve residents’ health and well-being. They also need to be able to convince others to create such communities.
Life on the street is no place to recover from a stay in hospital, but that’s what happens to many people who are homeless. But there’s a proven model to provide care that also cuts healthcare costs.
Private patients who stay in hospital for costly rehab after major knee surgery recover just as fast as people who go home and have physiotherapy. So, why pay more?
Many Americans unable to afford health expenses are raising funds through medical crowdfunding. What are the risks?
Each year private health insurance funds lobby the government to increase private health insurance premiums. They claim increases are warranted because of increasing costs.
In twin speeches to the National Press Club, Labor leader Bill Shorten said bulk-billing rates are falling, while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said bulk-billing is at record levels. Who was right?
Shadow minister for health and medicare Catherine King said under this government, average out-of-pocket costs for GP visits are up by almost 20%. Is that true?
A new study has advanced the use of a technique known as ‘CRISPR’ to treat a common inherited form of anaemia.
What are the key policy challenges facing the new Turnbull government in terms of economic growth and budgets, cities, transport, energy, school education, higher education and health?
A new report’s findings provide a strong economic rationale for investing in early intervention to stem the flow of young people into homelessness.