Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Menzies Centre for Health Policy

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.

Wasted - the real story behind the malaise in the Australian health system

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug

28 September 2015: When we head to the GP most of us assume "the doctor knows best". But the truth is, many of the scans, tests and procedures ordered by medical practitioners are wasteful, unnecessary and potentially harmful. Dr Norman Swan interviews Associate Professor Adam Elshaug and others about the billions being wasted on medical procedures that may do more harm than good. Read More

The dementia tsunami: Alzheimer's disease and other dementias expected to triple by 2050

Dr Lesley Russell

1 September 2015: Currently 14 per cent of Australians are aged 65 and over and by 2050 these older Australians will make up a quarter of the population. This "grey tsunami" is propelling the number of cases of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias on a trajectory to triple by 2050 with a consequent impact on the healthcare budget and the economy as a whole. Dr Lesley Russell explores in her recent article. Read More