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The Rudd government’s health reform 2010

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (9): 507.
Published online: 3 May 2010

“Funded nationally, run locally”

The Rudd Labor government came to power in November 2007 promising to enact “the single biggest health reform in a quarter of a century”.1 The political rhetoric became reality in March 2010 with the release of the reform plan, A national health and hospitals network for Australia’s future,2 and the essence of the reform is evident from its catchcry, “funded nationally, run locally”.

  • Martin B Van Der Weyden

  • The Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: medjaust@ampco.com.au

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