The embedded Economist featured recently in the Canberra Times:
There is room for the Morrison government to make Australia’s healthcare system leaner, and it has nothing to do with austerity or culture wars.
As the Morrison government looks to counter the negative economic impacts of the coronavirus on a nation once again anxious about infection, it might sound like heresy to say there is room for Australia’s healthcare to be leaner.
But, even accounting for the strain of the pandemic on the healthcare system, room there is. Through the eyes of a health economist, much of current health spending is porous; directed the wrong way, wasteful or even harmful. It comes down to value…