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