Welcome to this first issue of the year. This issue of the journal commences with an editorial that provides some discussion about the current approaches to Covid and the tensions that exists in that context. There are 12 articles included in this issue. 

Gender equity in Australian health Leadership by Cohn, Hempenstall and nine other authors describes research to ascertain the gender distribution across public health boards in Australia. The research suggests further efforts are required to drive gender equity in senior leadership roles in public health boards. Our next article by Avery, Cripps and Rogers, also describes research in Australia that assesses quality of healthcare delivery when making choices, in a national survey on health consumers’ decisioning making practices.

Short and colleagues provide a case for a reciprocal healthcare agreement between Australia and South Korea. While the authors see potential for an agreement, they conclude that such an initiative at the current time is unlikely......  and more

Published: 2021-02-28

In This Issue

DS Briggs AM Editor in Chief


Gender Equity in Australian Health Leadership

Amanda Cohn, Mya Cubitt, Anita Goh, Allison Hempenstall, Rebekah Hoffman, Christine Lai, Jane Munro, Carly Silvester, Clare Skinner, Deborah Verran, Jordan Walter


The Case for a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement between Australia and South Korea

Stephanie Doris Short, Prof Hyo-Young Lee, Dr. Mi-Joung Lee, Prof. Eunok Park, Dr. Farah Purwaningrum


Utilization of Healthcare Services & Healthcare Expenditure Patterns in the Rural Households of Nepal

Sachin Pokharel, Shiva Raj Acharya, Sandip Pahari, Deog Hwan Moon, Yong Chul Shin


Vietnam’s Healthcare System Decentralization: how well does it respond to global health crises such as covid-19 pandemic?

Huy Van Nguyen, Joseph Debattista, Minh Duc Pham, An Thi Minh Dao, Stuart Gilmour, Hoa Lan Nguyen, Tien Van Nguyen, Phuong Mai Le, Phuong The Nguyen, Anh Thi Ngoc Tran, Kien Duy Vu, Son Thai Dinh, Minh Van Hoang