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Seminar: Current Issues in U.S. Health Policy

Monday 10th April, 1.00pm Room 3066 Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building Benjamin P. Geisler, M.D., M.P.H., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, U.S.A. The seminar will provide a brief overview about the differences between the United States’ health care system and others around the world. The signature legislation of the Obama administration was […]

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No-one should get dud hospital care – it’s time to lift our game on quality and safety

Prof Jonathan Karnon, Professor of Health Economics In 2013-14, Australian governments spent A$105 billion on health; A$44 billion of that was on public hospitals. The Commonwealth government is increasingly concerned with the size of the health budget and has acted to reduce the inappropriate use of Medicare benefits. But the Commonwealth government has less influence […]

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New cancer drugs are very expensive – here’s how we work out value for our money

The remit of the PBS is to provide access to effective and safe pharmaceuticals at a price that provides value for money to the Australian taxpayer. It decides which new drugs it will subsidise based on recommendations from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). But how does the PBAC assess value for money? Read more […]

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Alan Williams Fellowship awarded to Dr Hossein Afzali

We congratulate Dr Hossein Afzali who has been awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship that provides financial support for one Visiting Fellow (£5,000) to the ‘home of health economics’ – the Centre for Health Economics, the University of York (UK).  During his visit (April-June 2015), Hossein will work with international leaders in health economics to improve the […]

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