The new guideline was developed by a group of researchers, clinicians, and autistic people. They consulted with more than 1,000 community members.
More Australians are delaying care or going to emergency departments because they can’t see a GP. Here are six reasons why.
The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce report is light on detail but lays out clear directions and includes big reforms. However, change won’t be easy.
Evidence from Massachusetts suggests that a multistep process discourages enrollment. The findings could help policymakers stave off a sharp decline in coverage when COVID-19 policies change.
A new Grattan report recommends making general practice a team sport, using the skills of other clinicians and health-care workers.
Three out of five said yes.
The budget forecast steep NDIS costs, but also allocated funds to review and support the scheme in sustainable ways that could contribute positively to the economy.
Poorer Australians have shorter life expectancies and are more likely to live with long-term health conditions than their wealthier peers.
The budget gets on with the job of implementing the health policies already promised. But there’s still more to do to get the new government’s policy settings right.
The greatest workforce challenge Australia faces is in health, an issue that will likely be with us for another decade. Here’s one way to fix it.
We studied 1,709 aged care homes over five years and found increases in the use of ‘agency’ staff impacted quality of care. Ahead of the federal jobs summit, the sector faces ongoing challenges.
How can we get better primary health care access, quality and affordability that Labor has promised? We need to learn from what’s worked and failed overseas.
Some NDIS participants worry if they don’t spend their annual funds, they won’t be offered the same supports in their next plan – and it’s harder for some to use what they’ve been allocated.
Appointing an assistant minister for autism signals the neurodevelopmental condition is a priority – but a focus on it shouldn’t come at the expense of other conditions.
Legislation now entering parliament aims to make Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Forecast effects show huge potential health gains, especially for Māori.
Hospitals are struggling, with ambulances ramping outside emergency departments and patients facing long waits for care. But doing more of the same won’t fix the problem.
What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.
The rate of very high psychological distress is rising most steeply in the middle aged, especially in middle-aged women on low incomes. New funding should match this need.
Only a fraction of aged care homes currently have staffing levels above the new minimum ratios that will be mandatory from next year.
Primary care and COVID will be the top two challenges for new government. But the likely ministers have strong credentials.