Australia has kept healthcare budget austerity at bay for now, unlike the United Kingdom. But several factors—including an aging population, skills shortages, rising costs, inefficiency, budgetary pressures and high rates of obesity and chronic diseases—make Australia’s healthcare system more unsustainable each passing year. So, is harsh austerity inevitable in Australia?
Digital transformation, while no panacea, is likely to be critical if major austerity measures are to be avoided. Technology-driven models—particularly those that allow patients to do more for themselves—have the potential to cut costs, remove bottlenecks and even improve health outcomes.
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