Health care reform in Australia: Advancing or side-stepping?

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Show simple item record Hall, JP 2012-02-02T11:02:04Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Health Economics, 2010, 19 (11), pp. 1259 - 1263
dc.identifier.issn 1057-9230
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Australian Prime Minister and State premiers, after an intense period of negotiation, announced `the most significant reform to Australias health and hospitals system since the introduction of Medicare, and one of the largest reforms to service delivery in the history of the Federation (Council of Australian Governments, 2010a). The Australian health-care system has remained structurally stable since the introduction of national tax financed universal health care in 1984, with subsequent governments mostly preferring incremental change (Hall, 1999). The most interesting feature of Australian health care to those outside Australia has been the public subsidy of private health insurance, despite universal free access to public hospitals, universal subsidies for medical care and most prescription pharmaceuticals. Within Australia, the role of private health insurance and the cost of its subsidy have been the dominant national issue, while other components of the system have been unchanged. This new agreement is strongly focussed on public hospitals. Whether this will indeed prove the start of significant reform or merely a side-step is yet to be determined.
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1002/hec.1652
dc.title Health care reform in Australia: Advancing or side-stepping?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Health Economics
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.volume 19
dc.journal.number 11 en_US
dc.publocation Chichester, England en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1259 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1263 en_US BUS.Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1402 Applied Economics
dc.personcode 020116
dc.percentage 100 en_US Applied Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Economics and Research Evaluation
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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