An economist each day, keeps the doctor away

2 Aug 2019

an apple wrapped around a stethoscope

In Australia, healthcare is a part of most people’s lives from the moment they are born.

While access to good healthcare is vital — decreasing the amount of time citizens spend in hospital or the doctor’s office and ensuring optimal treatment is received, will benefit their health, their wallet and the economy as a whole.

With a focus on improving health across the lifespan, from babies to older people, Professor Brenda Gannon and her team are using economic methods to aid the wellbeing of millions of Australians.

By examining which treatment methods, programs and health behaviours like physical activity, are most effective, these researchers can help influence the creation of better health interventions, behaviours and policy.

Read the full article in Momentum Magazine


Professor Brenda Gannon

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