Health Policy in Ageing Populations: Economic Modeling of Chronic Disease Policy Options in Australia




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Recent Policy Reforms

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Agnes E.G. Walker

Abstract

In response to above GDP increases in health costs, the ageing of the population, and concerns about the long term sustainability of Australia’s health system, Australian government has announced major health policy reforms. At the federal level some are still at the ‘announcement’ stage, others have already been legislated, and some have been partially implemented. This Chapter documents current situation regarding the already announced health policy reforms.

Keywords:

Sustainability of Australia’s health system, already announced health policy reforms, prevention, primary care, hospitals, aged care, mental health, standards, e-health.

Affiliation:

Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, Australian National University, Australia