Australian Government National Health And Hospital Reform Commission

Recommendation on the National Health and Hospital Reform: A Healthier Future for All Australians

Recommendations on developing a long-term health reform plan for Australia included adopting a rigorous research framework to provide decision-makers with irrefutable evidence about the impact of policy change on critical outcomes such as death, disability and hospital utilisation.

The submission highlighted that health reforms should be accompanied by a new research framework that will ensure that the effects of reform are reliably measured. Submitted March 2009.