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What is the health service for?

Amanda E James
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (7): 399.
Published online: 6 April 2009

To the Editor: “What is the health service for?”1 In essence, this is a question of definition and ownership. What is the definition of quality health care and who decides how it is defined? Who are the recipients of health services, the funders, those who stand to lose or benefit from the way in which health care is delivered? The answer is citizens.

  • Amanda E James

  • Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: aej222@yahoo.com.au

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