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Does the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission have a real answer for public hospitals?

David G Penington
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (8): 446-447.
Published online: 19 October 2009

Our public hospitals need medical leadership, and partnerships with medical schools can provide it

There have been huge changes in medical practice over the past 20 years, including advances in the fields of cardiovascular disease, orthopaedics and cancer. Many of these were introduced through major teaching hospitals, before going on to influence associated hospitals and private practice. Continuing advances in medical research and technology (including information technology) in coming years will offer yet further opportunities to improve patients’ survival and quality of life.

  • David G Penington1,2

  • 1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Bio21 Australia Ltd, Melbourne, VIC

Correspondence: dgp@unimelb.edu.au

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