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  • RT @amapresident: Doctor's fee ave 15% of costs. Today @PHA_Healthcare blames high premiums on fixed prices of prostheses https://t.co/uZTC…
  • RT @SarahJaneTasker: Prostheses prices driving up premiums - heart defibrillator surgery costs $67,795 in Aus, in Britain it's $5315. https…
  • Private health funds delivering benefits for consumers. Media release: https://t.co/Yjl42vX6Sr
  • Greater transparency for patients of provider quality and costs through improved data use will be a game changer. https://t.co/mpUOwPUDrc
  • Terrific to see @Medibank & RACS teaming up to highlight variations in surgeons' fees. https://t.co/mpUOwPUDrc
  • Doctors should disclose financial conflicts of interest to patients - Bupa. https://t.co/8X1yvfVBG7
  • Grt article Jill Margot re sham knee arthroscopies for men 50+. Surgery & new treatments should be evidence based. https://t.co/SA82vo8FRq
  • Exciting development for Brisbane - 'Australian Unity wins right to develop $1.1bn health precinct' https://t.co/3T0yb5TTmq
  • See ABS 4390.0 Private Hospitals, Australia 2014-15. https://t.co/SJWSzM6KbC
  • @MAVR_1 avg health insurance margin ~5% per year. Annual private hospital profits 11% according to ABS.
  • "reimburse" at Govt-set rates way above actual device cost. Hospitals making a killing & patients footing the bill. https://t.co/D8fMtg5LCo
  • Cost revealed as No.1 health system concern in '15 Ipsos survey. Health funds trying to give members a better deal. https://t.co/rHSwaI8cAE
  • Greater sharing of health data needed to improve system. @Medibank's Andrew Wilson writes in today's @australian: https://t.co/RGmRaucxIa
  • Good article by @SarahJaneTasker in the Oz: Cost of surgery cheaper in US https://t.co/um3XhtZh9D
  • RT @RBransby: Great to have the support of @sussanley backing the joint @whitecoat_au initiative: https://t.co/5eXwSwfoeI #perthnews
  • @bspence111 Whitecoat is based on the experiences submitted by patients themselves.
  • Giving patients more info to make healthcare decisions is a good thing! @whitecoat_au https://t.co/qyOqFkeFY1
  • Consumers will win from @whitecoat_au initiative. Media release: https://t.co/kxnriwGlr7
  • @emyoung353 Health funds are trying to work with the Govt to improve pricing regulations that will save members money on premiums.
  • More on @whitecoat_au by @SarahJaneTasker: A 'trip advisor' for healthcare patients: https://t.co/V0Cy2C7k7h