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The 2010 Rudd plan: will it actually deliver better health services?

Ian B Hickie
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (9): 511-512.

There is no certainty that the new finance arrangements will reduce inequalities in access to care

Ian B Hickie, AM, MD, FRANZCP, FASSA, Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director
Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
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