Health has taken centre stage of the election campaign. Here’s what you need to know to make sense of the claims (and counter claims) of the major parties so far.
Here’s how the Turnbull/Morrison government performed on hospitals, primary care, pharmaceuticals and private health insurance.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
Hospital disinfectants could be creating superbugs.
Subsidies for private health insurance premiums cost the government over A$6 billion a year. Is it time to scrap the rebate and redirect these funds elsewhere in the health system?
Hospitals are now required to post their prices online. This approach is unlikely to change US health care – but better price transparency tools could actually reduce costs.
Do we really need to wear an embarrassing, backless gown in hospital?
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.