Keynote: Dr Stephen Duckett

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“What would an ideal healthcare system look like, and how does Australia stack up?”

Dr Stephen Duckett is the Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals, to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.