A sustainable publicly funded health care system in 2045
Governments the world over are struggling to reign in rapidly rising health care costs.
In the five years to 2007-08, public hospital expenditure has grown at an average of close to ten per cent per year … if current spending and revenue trends continue, the Treasury projects that health spending alone would absorb more than the entire revenue collected by all states by 2045-46 – and earlier in some states.
(A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s future. NHHN report, Commonwealth of Australia, 2010.)
Three world-leading professors from different backgrounds will discuss possible solutions to this challenge.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
5.30pm: Networking, including refreshments
6.00-7.30pm: Presentations and discussion
National Wine Centre
The University of Adelaide
SA 5000 Australia
There is no cost to attend this event. However, places are limited so a ticket will be required for entry.
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Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK.
Professor Sculpher is closely associated with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which guides health care funding decisions in the United Kingdom. He is a past president of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and has published widely on the subject of sustainable health care systems.
Gert Jan van der Wilt
Professor of Health Technology Assessment, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
An expert in the evaluation of complex medical interventions, Professor van der Wilt advises government health funding decision-makers in The Netherlands. He has published widely on conceptual and ethical issues in the evaluation and public funding of medical interventions, including on the question of how to allocate health care resources most fairly.
Professor of Clinical Ethics, The Australian School of Advanced Medicine and Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University, NSW.
As a medical ethicist Professor Rogers has served on the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Medical Board of South Australia. She is an expert in the ethics of evidence-based medicine, conflicts of interest, and the ethical and regulatory issues related to surgical innovation, which is potentially one driver of rising health care costs.