Speaker: Kelsey Chalmers, University of Sydney Seminar Date: Tuesday August 15 12:00pm Brief abstract: Decisions regarding health care funding and how to get value for our health care dollars are highly political. In this lecture, I will discuss the motivation and evidence for Australia’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review, how it’s been established, and stakeholders’ involvement and reaction to some of its most recent recommendations. Short Bio: Kelsey Chalmers is a PhD Candidate at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre. She has First Class Honours in Statistics from the University of Queensland, where she was awarded the University Medal. She is three years in to her PhD project at the University of Sydney, and has experience with analysis of health service utilisation in Australian data, with a focus on direct measurement of inappropriate or low-value care.