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Health Research and Consumers: Good Thinking

One of Australia’s top medical researchers, Professor Ian Frazer AC, has called on Australians to consider what they want of health care in the future given the rapid development of ever more powerful and expensive treatments. The “quiet revolution” in health care is making optimal health care for chronic diseases more expensive, raising questions of how we control health costs in the future, Professor Frazer says. His comments come in the latest edition of the Consumers Health Forum journal, Health Voices, which is focusing on the consumer role in health and medical research and comes as the Federal Budget includes welcome pledges to support consumers to have a role in helping to identify priorities for translation into research financed by the Medical Research Future Fund.

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