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Australian Health Care Agreements 2003–2008: a new dawn?

John P Paterson
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (6): 313-315.
Published online: 16 September 2002

In their Joint Statement of 5 April this year, the Federal and State Health Ministers acknowledged a widely recognised but rarely voiced truth — that past negotiations under the Australian Health Care Agreements (AHCAs) had focused more on health funding than health outcomes. The Ministers' candor took many completely by surprise.

  • John P Paterson

  • Hawthorn, VIC.

Correspondence: jppaters@bigpond.net.au

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