A new coalition for health reform?

Christine C Bennett
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00235
Published online: 7 April 2014

In an era of active health reform, what might we expect from the new Australian Government?

Health systems around the world are grappling with many common challenges: rising costs and finite resources; the growing burden of chronic and lifestyle-related diseases; ageing populations; emerging technologies; and information-rich consumers with high expectations. Each nation’s approach to tackling these challenges is influenced by its history, societal values, legacy health systems and political environment.

  • Christine C Bennett1,2

  • School of Medicine, Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

I am the Chair of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council.


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