Health Economics

Supply and demand: are doctors manipulating the medical market? Read Article →

Supply and demand: are doctors manipulating the medical market?

Any market – be it housing, retail, or even health – is dictated to a degree by supply and demand.
The Importance of the Home GP Read Article →

The Importance of the Home GP

According to new data released by the Australian Institute of Health Welfare (AIHW), nearly 50% of all Australians suffer from one chronic medical condition, while 20% suffer from at least two.
The societal cost of counterfeit medicines Read Article →

The societal cost of counterfeit medicines

Authors: Nial Wheate and Michael Apps We all want to save a few dollars, but sometimes you get more than you bargained for.
Jim Minifie on money, medicine and the future of healthcare Read Article →

Jim Minifie on money, medicine and the future of healthcare

Jim Minifie is a leading economist, and currently directs the Grattan Institute’s Productivity Growth Program.
Drawing Blood: Who has to pay for pathology services in Australia? Read Article →

Drawing Blood: Who has to pay for pathology services in Australia?

Pathology services are essential to modern medicine.
What you need to know about the 2015 Health Budget Read Article →

What you need to know about the 2015 Health Budget

Following the extended (and ongoing) hangover from the controversial 2014 Federal Budget, this year’s Budget may indeed seem, as Tony Abbott promised before its release, ‘dull and boring’.
‘Novel’ therapies - tales from the (expensive) fringes of medicine Read Article →

‘Novel’ therapies – tales from the (expensive) fringes of medicine

One fine spring morning, the patient visits Vishal, the rheumatologist- a man she’s known for almost a decade.
From Fossil Fuels to Health Read Article →

From Fossil Fuels to Health

As debates concerning global sustainable development goals intensify, there is one policy that seems to unite all development agencies: the reduction or elimination of energy subsidies – especially those for fossil fuels.
Embracing the Politics of Universal Health Coverage Read Article →

Embracing the Politics of Universal Health Coverage

International agencies have a great opportunity to capitalize on the inherently political nature of universal health coverage, writes David Heymann with Robert Yates, Senior Health Economist, World Health Organization.
Cigarette Plain Packaging - An Issue of Global Trade or Global Health? Read Article →

Cigarette Plain Packaging – An Issue of Global Trade or Global Health?

"The Marlboro is a lot of cigarette. The easy-drawing filter feels right in your mouth. It works but doesn't get in the way. You get the man-size flavor of honest tobacco. The Flip-Top Box keeps every cigarette in good shape and you don't have to pay extra for it."

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