Australia, like all developed economies, is debating the sustainability of its health care system, and whether significant changes to public services are needed to ensure quality and efficiency. With increasingly tight budgets the thorny issue of how to spend less on particular health care services or outmoded practices becomes crucial.
Benefits to participants
- Introduced to the concepts of disinvestment and decommissioning and provide an insight into tools that aid these processes
- Gained insights into specific use of processes using case studies and examples from practice
- Learnt from experts based at the Melbourne School of Government, and a leading international specialist in the field
This was an interactive, participatory workshop. Presenters actively engaged with participants' own experiences and questions to ensure the material was relevant and that they gained from the collective knowledge and experience of other attendees, leaving them armed with practical solutions as well as new ideas.
- Chair: Assoc. Professor Helen Dickinson, Public Governance, Melbourne School of Government, The University of Melbourne
- Assoc. Professor Suzanne Robinson, Director of the Health, Policy Management Group, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University
- Assoc.Professor Adam Elshaug, Assoc. Professor of Health Care Policy, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney
- Dr Lestyn Williams, Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham, England