Find out what a clinical trial is, the types of trials, the benefits, how to get involved in one and important questions to ask before you do.
This fact sheet helps consumer representatives decide what is confidential. It is a guide only, different committees may have different requirements and consumer representatives should clarify these with their committee’s secretariat. Even where a committee member is not required to sign a...
In consultations conducted by the CHF over many years, consumers have raised concerns over the lack of informed consent and informed financial consent processes when making decisions about their healthcare. This is of particular concern in the context of rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs and...
The benefits you receive from Medicare are based on a Schedule of fees for medical services set by the Australian Government. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) lists a wide range of consultations, procedures and tests, and the Schedule fee for each of these items(for example, an appointment with your GP or blood tests to monitor your cholesterol level.)
Committee secretariats can the contribution of a consumer representative on a by supporting his or her involvement. This checklist, developed by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) provides some useful tips. Although the checklist is not exhaustive, it provides some useful pointers.

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