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Fit for purpose?

Australia’s last big healthcare reform was in the 1970s. As the election campaign gets under way, two analysts discuss urgently needed changes with Peter Clarke

Jennifer Doggett, Lesley Russell & Peter Clarke 15 April 2019 77 words

Wrong priority? Hospital funding dominates the political debate. Paul Braven/AAP Images

Where is the healthcare system most in need of reform, and what values should we use to guide change? In this 2019 election policy podcast, Peter Clarke talks to Lesley Russell, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, and Jennifer Doggett, Chair of the Australian Healthcare Reform Alliance and an editor of Croakey. Lesley and Jennifer are both regular contributors to Inside Story.

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