2019 Federal Election Priorities

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COSA applauds and supports any commitment from the government to fund and improve cancer services for Australians with cancer.

COSA welcomes the federal Opposition’s $2.3 billion commitment to reduce cancer inequities through strengthening Medicare and the public hospital system and fast-tracking drug subsidies, and any commitment to cancer care from the current Coalition.

Following are COSA’s recommended priorities for the next government to action.

  • Make clinical trials activity a performance indicator in Government appraisal of excellence and quality in cancer care delivery by cancer health facilities
  • Ensure patients being treated on clinical trials can claim for any standard treatment costs incurred whilst on the trial 
  • Agree and implement standards for informed financial consent for cancer treatment
  • Ensure the implementation of the MBS review recommendations does not create any payment gaps
  • The elimination of out-of-pocket expenses for cancer patients
  • Lead a federal response to inequitable patient travel and accommodation schemes
  • Ensure the proposed change to the telehealth item number (ie, removal of item number 112 from the MBS) does NOT proceed
  • Coordinated care for all cancer patients
  • Funding for dedicated exercise professionals in all major cancer centres

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