Health reform in Australia and New Zealand

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Published by Oxford University Press in Melbourne, New York .

Written in English

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  • Health care reform -- Australia,
  • Health care reform -- New Zealand,
  • Medical policy -- Australia,
  • Medical policy -- New Zealand

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-374) and index

Book details

Statement[edited by] Abby L. Bloom
ContributionsBloom, Abby L
LC ClassificationsRA395.A8 H44 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 383 p. :
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16989729M
ISBN 100195508602

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New Zealand, with 20% of Australia's population, spent US$ 1, per capita, 8% of its GDP. Not surprisingly, reforms of health care and social welfare have been undertaken across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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This paper is in two parts aiming to undertake case studies of health reforms in two countries, New Zealand and Australia. Each has a Westminster style of government but with different electoral and parliamentary systems. Part A involved a literature examination of reform processes followed by a case study of health care reform in New Zealand.

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As noted in the Intergenerational Report, Australia’s growing population is living longer. The cost of health services is also rising at twice the rate of GDP. The paper concludes by identifying a number of important policy issues that must be addressed if the benefits of the reforms are to be realised.

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A book on the health sector is certainly timely, given that the public health system in New Zealand has undergone what the author, Robin Gauld, calls “incessant policy changes” over the past two decades.

The Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) is a coalition of peak health groups working towards a better health system for Australia’s future. While Australia has taken many years to get moving on national health reform, New Zealand has already been there.

What can we learn from the NZ experience. Geoff Simmons is an economist and co-author of a new book, Health Cheque: the truth we should all know about New Zealand’s public health system, which sounds like worthwhile reading for those with an interest in health reform generally.

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As noted in the Intergenerational Report, Australia’s growing population is. Reform action update. In Marchthe Australian Government released its plan for a National Health and Hospitals Network.7 This was followed in April by the signing of the National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement between the federal government and, except for Western Australia, all state and territory governments.

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