The SIG will include members interested in the financing and organisation of health care, aged care, and disability care. This includes those undertaking research examining the impact of changes in the supply-side (see below) on provider behaviour, access, costs and health outcomes. Research will typically draw on labour economics, industrial organisation, public economics, and applied micro-econometrics and causal inference, as well as other disciplinary approaches (e.g. implementation science).
Areas of interest include:
Financing and funding: Taxation and insurance (Medicare, NDIS, aged care), public-private finance, out of pockets, provider payment models
Market organisation: competition, integration, public-private provision, regulation
Input markets: health workforce, pharmaceuticals.
Provider decision-making: practice variations, incentives, behavioural economics.