Australian Health Review

Australian Health Review is a magazine focusing on Medicine

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, 2013

A Case Study Approach to Investigating End-of-Life Decision Making in an Acute Health Service
AbstractAim. To identify end-of-life (EOL) decision making processes for patients with non-cancer illnesses in a major metropolitan hospital.Methods. A retrospective review using a case study framework of 47 randomly selected patient records over a 6-month...
Build It and They Will Come: Outcomes from a Successful Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at an Aboriginal Medical Service
AbstractObjective. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading disease burden in Aboriginal Australians, but culturally appropriate cardiac rehabilitation programs are lacking. We evaluated the uptake and effects on lifestyle, and cardiovascular risk...
Differences in the Cost of Admitted Patient Care for Indigenous People and People from Remote Locations
Abstract. The introduction of activity-based funding (ABF) means that Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups and their relative costs will become the basis for reimbursing public hospitals for admitted patient services. This study sought to investigate...
Reaching for Health: The Australian Women's Health Movement and Public Policy
REACHING FOR HEALTH: THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HEALTH MOVEMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson. 2012. Australian National University E Press. ISBN 9781921862670.Emerging alongside the second-wave feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s,...
The Affordability of Prescription Medicines in Australia: Are Copayments and Safety Net Thresholds Too High?
AbstractObjective. To create and report survey-based indicators of the affordability of prescription medicines for patients in Australia.Method. A cross-sectional study of 1502 randomly selected participants in the Hunter Region of NSW, were interviewed...
The Hidden Cost of Private Health Insurance in Australia
Abstract. The provision of health services in Australia currently is primarily financed by a unique interaction of public and private insurers. This commentary looks at a loophole in this framework, namely that private insurers have to date been able...