It’s time for change and resolve

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01439.x
Published online: 3 December 2007

The Journal’s priorities for health care under the new government are clear

Curiously, during the recent federal election campaign, the health policy pronouncements of both the Labor and Liberal parties1,2 failed to address one of the major issues with the potential to affect the quality of Australia’s health systems, namely: progressive job dissatisfaction among health professionals. These health care workers must surely be utterly demoralised, for every day they are confronted by the deterioration, indeed, decay, of the systems in which they work and struggle to deliver high-quality care.

  • Martin B Van Der Weyden

  • The Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.



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