Health Policy in Ageing Populations: Economic Modeling of Chronic Disease Policy Options in Australia


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Agnes E.G. Walker, James R.G. Butler, Stephen Colagiuri

DOI: 10.2174/97816080581671130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-816-7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-817-4





In a global environment of rapid increases in health expenditures, health policies in Australia and in many other countries are curren...[view complete introduction]
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Recent Policy Reforms

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Agnes E.G. Walker

Abstract

In response to above GDP increases in health costs, the ageing of the population, and concerns about the long term sustainability of Australia’s health system, Australian government has announced major health policy reforms. At the federal level some are still at the ‘announcement’ stage, others have already been legislated, and some have been partially implemented. This Chapter documents current situation regarding the already announced health policy reforms.

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