Six ways to reduce health waste

Help is at hand for future governments reluctant to slash Medicare funding for the mentally ill or the long-term sick with serious dental problems.

While the Federal Government has successfully pulled over $400 million from the Better Access scheme and this week won a parliamentary battle to close down the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme, a group of academics has produced a hit list of alternative money savers.

The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation — a new research centre launched — outlined six options for