Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The University of Sydney Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is the leading independent scholarly voice on health policy in Australia. It brings together scholars and practitioners with broad expertise in health policy, economics and health services research to produce high-quality analyses of current health policy issues, deliver annual public seminars, education programs and undertake comprehensive research projects. MCHP’s research program addresses five themes that include policies for health futures, value in health care, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.


New Publication: Choosing wisely: the message, messenger and method

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug

2 March 2015: International movements are seeking to identify and reduce the use of health care services that provide little or no benefit, whether through overuse or misuse. The US Choosing Wisely campaign is unique in how it has framed its message, who has stepped forward as the messenger, and the proposed optimal methods for developing lists of inappropriate health care practices Associate Professor Adam Elshaug and colleagues explore this in their new publication: Choosing wisely: the message, messenger and method. Associate Professor Elshaug was interviewed for the ABC Health Report. Read More.

New Publication: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Dr Anne Marie Thow

2 March 2015: Macroeconomic policy decisions can seem far removed from day-to-day medical practice; however, these high-level policy decisions about trade and economic policy have far-reaching consequences and can undermine effective health policy and practice. Dr Anne Marie Thow and colleagues explore this in their new publication in the MJA: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.