Stephen Duckett

Health Program Director at Grattan Institute, formerly CEO at Alberta Health Services, and Secretary of Australian Health Department. Not all retweets endorsed

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Morrison’s health handout is bad policy (but might be good politics)
December, 13 2018
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Waiting for better care: why Australia’s hospitals and health care is failing
October, 30 2018
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To keep patients safe in hospitals, the accreditation system needs an overhaul
August, 19 2018
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Doctors’ fees shouldn't just be transparent, they should be fair and reasonable
August, 2 2018
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Getting an initial specialists' appointment is the hidden waitlist
July, 15 2018
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Hospitals are risky places – but some are better than others
February, 4 2018
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Why you should avoid hospitals in January
January, 15 2018
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Cutting funding for hospital complications is unlikely to change patient care – here's why
December, 13 2017
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Infections, complications and safety breaches: why patients need better data on how hospitals compare
November, 7 2017
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Assisted dying is one thing, but governments must ensure palliative care is available to all who need it
October, 23 2017
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Changes to lure young people into private health insurance won't slow increase in premiums
October, 13 2017
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Australia’s health system is enviable, but there's room for improvement
September, 21 2017
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Why it costs you so much to see a specialist – and what the government should do about it
August, 13 2017
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Don't be fooled, the Medicare Guarantee Fund provides no real guarantee
May, 12 2017
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Budget 2017 sees Medicare rebate freeze slowly lifted and more funding for the NDIS: experts respond
May, 9 2017
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Money given to GPs from ending the Medicare rebate freeze should target reform
April, 30 2017
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The role of pharmacists should be overhauled, taking the heat off GPs
March, 5 2017
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New proposed health data report misses many of the marks
March, 1 2017
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Sobering health stats in latest Productivity Commission report
February, 1 2017
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Introducing competition to the health sector should be treated with caution
December, 5 2016
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A sugary drinks tax could recoup some of the costs of obesity while preventing it
November, 22 2016
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Australia's Health 2016 report card: experts respond
September, 13 2016
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Your postcode shouldn't determine your health – or whether you're admitted to hospital
July, 24 2016
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Don’t just blame older Australians for increased hospital demand
July, 20 2016
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Many Australians pay too much for health care – here's what the government needs to do
July, 12 2016
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Is Medicare under threat? Making sense of the privatisation debate
June, 22 2016
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Patient advocate or doctors' union? How the AMA flexes its political muscle
June, 8 2016
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Telstra Health will hold Australians' cancer details, so we need to ensure their privacy is protected
May, 30 2016
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Another day, another hospital funding dispute – how to make sense of today's COAG talks
March, 31 2016
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The problems with Australia's hospitals – and how they can be fixed
March, 14 2016
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Blood money: pathology cuts can reduce spending without compromising health
February, 21 2016
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Health in 2016: a cheat sheet on hospitals, Medicare and private health insurance reform
January, 31 2016
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How can we save lives in hospitals? Start by looking for and investigating red flags
December, 16 2015
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Government policy, not consumer behaviour, is driving rising Medicare costs
December, 2 2015
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Aged and confused: why the private health insurance industry is ripe for reform
November, 9 2015
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A 21st-century health system means seamless care and ongoing reform
October, 6 2015
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Forget health takeovers, here's how to fix hospital funding and chronic disease care
July, 15 2015
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Time for policy rethink as frequent GP attenders account for 41% of costs
March, 18 2015
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Federal health spending is forecast to slow, but states face rising bills
March, 10 2015
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$5 Medicare rebate cut could cost patients up to $40 more
February, 4 2015
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We need Medicare reform, but co-payment 3.0 is the wrong place to start
January, 22 2015
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Good news for rural health: physician assistants join the workforce
December, 17 2014
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GP co-payment 2.0: a triple whammy for patients
December, 10 2014
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Victoria votes: more hospital beds doesn't equal better health
November, 26 2014
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What can we learn from other countries’ health systems?
September, 4 2014
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Australian health care: where do we stand internationally?
August, 31 2014
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Forgot the co-payment... Seven tips for an affordable, quality health system
August, 18 2014
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Higher health co-payments will hit the most vulnerable
July, 28 2014
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Did the health reform process fail? Now we'll never know
June, 12 2014
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Federal-state health relations: can anything be salvaged?
June, 5 2014
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