Achieving equity in the Australian healthcare system

Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05650.x
Published online: 3 November 2003

In 1988, I attended a workshop of healthcare service managers sponsored by the King’s Fund of London. Participants included such managers and the odd academic from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We were discussing resource allocation, and frustration mounted during the first 2 days. Ideologically, participants had divided into two teams — the US and the Rest.

  • The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.



I am grateful for critical comments from Michael Frommer, Alix Magney, Warren Talbot, George Rubin, John Dwyer, Miles Little, Gavin Mooney, Kathy Esson and Mick Reid.

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