Croakey: the Crikey health blog

Amidst the attention surrounding the US Federal Government's health reform proposals, Dr Lesley Russell considers what it might all mean for quality and safety of care. It’s an issue that’s too important for it not to be on the agenda. Dr Russell, a research associate of the US Studies Centre, says there is evidence from the US to show that relatively simple measures can make a big difference, in saving both lives and health care dollars.