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  1. As in all western countries, Australia's older population experiences high levels of hearing impairment coupled with relatively low levels of hearing device usage. Poor hearing diminishes the quality of life o...

    Authors: Jennifer L Smith, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang and Stephen R Leeder
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:31
  2. The Australian government sponsored five local trials aimed at addressing problems in after hours (AH) primary medical care (PMC). The study's objective was to determine if the four trials, where telephone tri...

    Authors: David Dunt, Susan E Day, Margaret Kelaher and Michael Montalto
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:30
  3. The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of pharmacist delivered community-based services to optimise the use of medications for mental illness. Twenty-two controlled (randomised and ...

    Authors: Simon Bell, Andrew J McLachlan, Parisa Aslani, Paula Whitehead and Timothy F Chen
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:29
  4. In Australia, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has developed a set of arrangements to control access to high-cost medicines to ensure their use is cost-effective. These medicines include the tumour nec...

    Authors: Christine Y Lu, Jan Ritchie, Kenneth M Williams and Richard O Day
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:28
  5. Many countries are reporting health workforce shortages across a range of professions at a time of relatively high workforce mobility. Utilising the global market to supply shortage health skills is now a comm...

    Authors: Anna Moran, Susan Nancarrow and Allister Butler
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:25
  6. The last decade has witnessed a significant move towards new modes of governing that are based on coordination and collaboration. In particular, local level partnerships have been widely introduced around the ...

    Authors: Jenny M Lewis
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:22
  7. Health Assessment (HA) items were introduced in 1999 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged at least 55 years and all Australians aged over 75 years. In 2004 a new item was introduced for HAs am...

    Authors: Margaret Kelaher, David Dunt, David Thomas and Ian Anderson
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:21
  8. Recent increases in the bulk-billing rate have been taken as an indication that the Federal government's Strengthening Medicare initiative, and particularly the bulk-billing incentives, are 'working'. Given the e...

    Authors: Susan E Day, Katrina Alford, David Dunt, Stuart Peacock, Lyle Gurrin and Don Voaklander
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:18
  9. Population health information, collected using soundly-designed methodologies, is essential to inform policy, research, and intervention programs. This study aimed to derive policy-oriented recommendations for...

    Authors: Elise Davis, Elizabeth Waters, Melissa Wake, Sharon Goldfeld, Joanne Williams, Ozlem Mehmet-Radji and Frank Oberklaid
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:16
  10. There are recognised shortages in most health professions in Australia. This is evidence that previous attempts at health workforce planning have failed. This paper argues that one reason for such failure is t...

    Authors: SJ Duckett
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:14
  11. The aim of the study was to identify any distinct behavioural patterns in switching between public and privately insured payment classifications between successive episodes of inpatient care within Western Aus...

    Authors: Rachael E Moorin and C D'Arcy J Holman
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:12
  12. The perinatal mortality rate among Indigenous Australians is still double that of the rest of the community. The aim of our study was to estimate the extent to which increased risk of low birthweight and prete...

    Authors: Trisha Johnston and Michael Coory
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:11
  13. Three studies report estimates of the cost and effectiveness of alternate strategies for screening the average-risk Australian population for colorectal cancer. The options considered are faecal occult blood t...

    Authors: Nicholas Graves, Loretta McKinnon, Barbara Leggett and Beth Newman
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:10
  14. In Australia, compared with other developed countries the many and varied programs which comprise public health have continued to be funded poorly and unsystematically, particularly given the amount of publicl...

    Authors: Vivian Lin and Priscilla Robinson
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:7
  15. In order to profile the health services research community in Australia and New Zealand and describe its capacity, a web-based survey was administered to members of the Health Services Research Association of ...

    Authors: Jane Pirkis, Sharon Goldfeld, Stuart Peacock, Sarity Dodson, Marion Haas, Jackie Cumming, Jane Hall and Amohia Boulton
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:4
  16. A survey for the year 2003 of significant developments in Australia's official international health relations, and their domestic ramifications, is presented. The discussion is set within the broader context o...

    Authors: Simon Barraclough
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:3
  17. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) grew by 8% in 2003–04; a slower rate than the 12.0% pa average growth over the last decade. Nevertheless, the sustainability of the Scheme remained an ongoing concern g...

    Authors: Ken J Harvey
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:2
  18. The Australian Health Care Agreements for the five years 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2008 were signed in August 2003 after vituperative debate and intransigence from the Commonwealth that vitiated the negotiation p...

    Authors: Stephen J Duckett
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2004 1:5
  19. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy is a new journal which aims to promote debate and understanding about contemporary health policy developments in Australia and New Zealand. Although there are other interna...

    Authors: Stephen J Duckett
    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2004 1:1