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Rudd’s aged care reforms revealed

Mixed reaction from providers and peak bodies to government announcement. The wait is over. The federal government has announced its long-awaited plans for improving aged care, as part of its wider hospitals and health care reform agenda. Prime Minister Kevin ...

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Budget to address health and ageing: Swan

Two thirds of upcoming budget will relate to health system and challenge of ageing population. The federal budget will be able to tackle health reform and the ageing population because the government does not have to navigate through the rubble ...

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Aged care must be central in health reform: ACSA

Aged care must be an integral consideration in the government’s planned reform of health services. Australia’s peak national body for not-for-profit aged and community care providers has welcomed the government’s move to deliver better health and hospitals to Australians. Aged ...

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Government program still in transition: study

New research raises questions about transition care program. The transition care program has not achieved its goal of improving the flow of older people moving between hospitals, community and residential sectors, new research has found. The study linked, for the ...

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