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

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Show simple item record Hall, Jane en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-02-02T11:02:04Z 2012-02-02T11:02:04Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009006010 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hall Jane 2010, 'Health care reform in Australia: Advancing or side-stepping?', John Wiley & Sons Ltd, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 1259-1263. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1057-9230 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The Australian Prime Minister and State premiers, after an intense period of negotiation, announced `the most significant reform to Australia?s 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. en_US
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dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd en_US
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dc.title Health care reform in Australia: Advancing or side-stepping? en_US
dc.parent Health Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
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
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