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Date: 4 December 2018 at 5:30 pm – 4 December 2018 at 9:00 pm
Venue: Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Centre for Health Economics invites you to its inaugural Public Lecture in Health Economics.

Competition in the rest of the economy is argued to promote efficiency and economic growth, but is competition useful in health care? What is the likely impact of increased competition and patient choice in health care on price, quality, cost, innovation, spending and the distribution of care?

Professor Carol Propper (Imperial College London) will address the question of whether patient choice and competition among providers is worth pursuing in heavily regulated health care markets like those in the UK, Europe and Australia where public funding is dominant.

Professor Stephen King will respond to Professor Propper's address and discuss competition and choice in the context of the Australian Health Care System.

Time
Registration       5.30pm
Lecture              6.00pm
Drinks/canapes 7.30pm