Treatment depends on where you live

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.


Friday Reflection: A new perspective

We’ve been the lucky ones, writes baby boomer Dianne Motton, and now is the time to focus on the positives.

Health news

Doctor/patient relationships sour

A survey of chronic pain patients has revealed that relationships between doctors and pharmacists and their clients have worsened in the past year.


Better health at your fingertips

COVID-19 spurs use of remote monitoring program that could revolutionise medical care.

Finance News

Costs that are crippling Aussies

Medical and hospital costs have almost trebled over the past 20 years, says new report.


Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

Private health insurance premiums could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals were made more efficient and doctor ‘greed’ was contained, according to the Grattan Institute.

Health & Ageing

Aged blamed for price pain

The likelihood of limiting next year’s private health insurance increases to an average three per cent has been labelled ‘extremely challenging’ with ‘hefty’ increases forecast.


Plan to subsidise the sick

Paper urges Government to subsidise older and sicker Australians’ health insurance costs and let funds adjust their premiums.


Countries with the best healthcare

If you’re concerned about decent healthcare while you’re on holiday, then Japan is the place to be, according to a new report from ID Medical Group.


Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

The head of a major health insurer wants the Government to abolish Medicare, but a Grattan Institute report says the private health insurance industry is in a death spiral.

Health news

Glaring holes in the health system

Australia’ healthcare system works well for those who are well, but has a long way to go to catch up to the changing healthcare needs of everyday Australians.

Health news

Fears over Afterpay’s latest move

The cost of healthcare is one of the top two concerns of older Australians, which makes Afterpay’s latest announcement both a good and a potentially troubling move for consumers.

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