Mar 28, 2019
Dr Stephen Duckett is an economist and Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.
Today we discuss the Grattan Institutes State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for State and Territories. We discuss the health system spending and variation between states and territories, health system sustainability, waiting lists and the growing need for innovation in health care delivery.