An equitable healthcare system, where each patient receives equal treatment regardless of socio-economic status is an important public policy goal. A key question is whether market-based reforms aimed at increasing efficiency have had adverse consequences for equity.
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Two CEPAR researchers have been awarded a grant by the Society of Actuaries to conduct research on occupation-specific life tables in China.
CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Robert Cumming is one of a team of Investigators to receive government funding to tackle the rising challenge of Indigenous dementia.
CEPAR's latest research brief on cognitive ageing and decline with insights into recent research was successfully launched at NSW Parliament in April. Major national media outlets reported on the research insights.
The CEPAR 2017 Annual Report has been released and contains details of the work undertaken by CEPAR affiliated researchers in 2017. This report comprises two parts. Part One reports on the structure and activities of the original centre which was in operation until 31 December 2017. Part Two focuses on the new Centre established on 28 September 2017.
CEPAR has published a new research brief – Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research – exploring the spectrum of cognitive ageing and its impacts on individuals, society and the economy. One area of interest is how cognitive ageing will affect financial decision making of an older population.
CEPAR has released findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia. The report highlights seven key modifiable lifestyle factors which are attributed to dementia; the rising numbers of people with dementia; and the increasing cost to families, carers, and the economy.
Australia is ranked in the top third of countries in almost all indices measuring the best countries to retire, according to CEPAR's analysis of nine separate ageing and retirement indices. The problem is, experts contriving such indices can’t agree about which ingredients should be included and which are most important.
The number of people working past the age of 85 has increased by 15 percent in the last 10 years. With life expectancy up three months every year, the number of healthy Australians living for decades past the pension age is only set to rise, explains CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik.