There are many myths surrounding private health insurance and attached is a presentation which addresses some of them.
The Productivity Commission Report exposes some of them, too, and other myths are uncovered by the Government’s own statistics….. Read more
Each year on October 15, more than 200 million people are involved in celebrations in 100 countries around the world to promote handwashing.
The reach of Global handwashing day has spread across the globe as Governments and medical practitioners recognise that handwashing is the most …. Read more
September 10 is National Gynaecological Awareness Day, established to promote awareness of gynaecological health and diseases, including uterine, ovarian and pelvic conditions….. Read more
Private Healthcare Australia’s annual survey of ‘high claims’ in 2011, found that private health funds paid 169,825 claims…. Read more
Private Healthcare Australia warns that an uncertain period lies ahead for Australia’s health system….. Read more
An independent report released today exposes flawed Treasury modelling in relation to the Government’s proposal to means-testing the 30% Rebate on Private Health Insurance….. Read more
Stats & Data
The ACHS has released its Australasian Clinical Indicator Report 2003-2010 and this provides an overview of the analysis of clinical indicators…. Read more
Unplanned re-admissions to hospital have become an increasing focus for all involved in healthcare. Reducing unplanned re-admissions to hospital not only improves patient outcomes…. Read more
As at 31 December 2011, the number of insured persons with hospital cover was 10,403,680, and the number of insured persons with general treatment cover was 12,078,209. A total of 12,090,453 persons held some form of private health insurance. The proportion of the Australian population …. Read more
Every year World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April and this year The World Health Organization is calling for a concerted and co-ordinated effort by governments, business and the community to act on the issue of global ageing under the theme – “Good Health …. Read more
A new round of price cuts for off-patent medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which comes into effect from 1 April 2012, will ensure PBS savings of at least $1.9 billion for the Government.
This means that the price of 74 commonly used off-patent medicines on the …. Read more
The proportion of deaths from heart disease has decreased over the past decade, accounting for 15% of all deaths in 2010, compared with 20% in 2001, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Circulatory diseases and neoplasms (of which 98% …. Read more