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Scientific fraud?

Scientific fraud?

9th APRIL, 2018 Alternative Therapies Unsubstantiated claims A billion dollar industry Complementary Alternative Therapies (CAM) were once laughed at by Western medical groups as scientific fraud. Today they are accepted by many members of the health industry,...
Not so lucky patients

Not so lucky patients

The Lucky Country and out of pocket costs Australian’s are used to being told they are the ‘lucky country’ and that healthcare is ‘free’. Before you accept this concept as fact, consider the following information. 17% of all total health...
private healthcare pricing

private healthcare pricing

The dirty little secret of private healthcare pricing   Pricing secrets allow costs to be artificially inflated. Pubic information on the costs of delivering tests, hospital admissions and treatments would expose excessive profit margins and allow consumers to...
Not enough beds cliches

Not enough beds cliches

Stop repeating cliches about ‘not enough beds’ and start looking at alternatives like startups   I commend The Age and the ABC for their recent expose of the 7 11 scams. However when it comes to health, I feel both these media outlets publish shallow...
The Health Funding Paradox

The Health Funding Paradox

The bill for health services reflects the power balance between seller and buyer. This is the health funding paradox.   Why do health experts around the world get so angry about privatised healthcare? Wouldn’t private health insurance companies be more efficient...
Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy

Both governments and private insurers are struggling with hospital accountability Governments across the Western world are struggling with the health care troika. Skyrocketing costs, an ageing population and an unproductive, secretive and very powerful industry. So...