The profile of a distressed worker: Young, female and in casual work
The most detailed picture yet of those most affected by economic downturns shows young women suffer the greatest increase in psychological distress.
Loneliness is not just a health burden; it also has an economic cost
Loneliness has an economic cost. As a new study reveals its link with mental health in Australia, what can be done?
Saving blood: Managing supply without health risks
Changes to patient blood management guidelines have lowered health risks for patients and reduced costs with fewer blood transfusions and less time spent in the hospital.
More say in what to pay? Putting patients in the driver’s seat
Delivering high-quality health care with limited funding is increasingly difficult for many GPs. Could the solution be as simple as giving patients more say in what to pay?
Don’t hold off breast cancer screening, women told
COVID-19 has made women reluctant to attend routine breast cancer screening, but there is a compelling reason not to put it off: cost.
How economic conditions impact on opioid deaths in Australia
Unemployment-related stress leads to an increase in prescription opioid deaths; so does economic uncertainty.
Where should our mental health dollars go?
Mental health issues can have little-understood but long-reaching consequences for individuals, families, neighbourhoods. Developing a mental health policy that best utilises our economic resources is crucial for all Australians.