A national system financed and governed by the Australian Government would open up access to the widest range of health services
After 18 months of summits, taskforces, and work by the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC),1 it is still unclear whether Australia’s health system stands on the threshold of major change. Despite Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s bold statements during the 2007 election campaign, we do not know the real shape, scope or timetable for health reform. Why the delay?
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