Picking the Low Hanging Fruit

Achieving a More Equitable and Sustainable Health Care System

Australia’s healthcare system is among the best for overall outcomes, but its rankings in terms of equity have fallen.

This report explores one way in which greater equity can be achieved throughout the Australian healthcare system. Through the increased targeted provision of complimentary medicines for certain patients, such as vitamins for pregnant women, better health outcomes can be achieved that have the potential to reduce healthcare costs in the long run.

October 2017
Equity Economics