The Cost of a Clean Bill of Health

Over the past 18 months, COVID-19 has demonstrated the need for a well funded health system. The cost of dealing with a pandemic has been most clearly borne by our hospitals. So how does the Australian healthcare system stack up comparatively?


This week, Toby Hemmings was joined for a one-on-one with Kees Van Gool, Deputy Director and Professor at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at UTS. Kees is a researcher on the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes, and Needs in Care (ICCONIC) project, which comparatively analyses international data to figure out how to make health care systems more sustainable and effective.

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