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Inside track: Healthcare

27 April 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Covid safe: Australian government launches coronavirus tracing app amid lingering privacy concerns
Australians can now download the government’s controversial coronavirus contact tracing app, COVIDSafe, amid ongoing concerns about privacy of those using the app. Health minister Greg Hunt has published a determination that prevents the data being used for other purposes, including for law enforcement purposes or court orders, and the data must be held within Australia (26 April 2020).  More...

Hunt announces resumption of elective surgery
The Australian Government, states and territories, in close consultation with peak surgical bodies and the AMA, will ease restrictions on some types of elective surgery from Tuesday 28 April (21 April 2020).  More...

Elective surgery restarts but with growing concern Australia’s post COVID-19 health hangover may have deep impact
Medicines Australia welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison that elective surgery will “gradually restart” from next week following nearly a month of suspension – but urges increased concurrent attention on Australia’s chronic health care needs to help reduce a significant post COVID-19 health hangover (21 April 2020).  More...

New coronavirus drug trial commences across Australia
The first trial site has opened at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, testing the effectiveness of lopinavir-ritonavir and hydroxychloroquine (21 April 2020).  More...

Telehealth busy as faces face off
More than 4.3 million health and medical services have been delivered online to three million patients via telehealth consultations made possible by the Department of Health for the COVID-19 pandemic (21 April 2020).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Design principles for fiscal policy in a pandemic
The Australia Institute: 21 April 2020
This paper details key economic criteria to help assess the effectiveness of the future stimulus measures and structural support needed to recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis.  More...

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