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    Research key to our world-class health system

    One positive outcome of the COVID pandemic is an exponential increase in recognition and appreciation for our nation’s researchers and scientists.

    What they all have in common is a focus on enhancing the quality of life and health outcomes for the benefit of all Australians.

    We supported researchers to explore, assess and test areas relevant to Australians from all walks of life. From cancer and cardiac tele-rehabilitation, injuries in young female football players, chronic knee pain, diabetes and osteoarthritis – these projects make a valuable contribution to the body of knowledge on important health conditions.

    Other projects have added to the knowledge base on cultural safety in health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, loneliness, virtual care, out-of-pocket costs and digital health apps.

    Australia’s health system is world class, however it is a system that must address the shifts in demography and emerging issues that will test its limits and long-term sustainability. Supporting our nation’s researchers is critical to facing these challenges head on.

    See the attached copy for the full report.

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