Health Financing in Australia: The Objectives and Players. Health Financing Series Volume 1.
This paper begins with an examination of the role of government in health systems and the rationale for that involvement. It then examines the objectives of the health system, looking in more detail at the four aspects of good health, low cost, equity and satisfaction, the relationships between them and the trade-offs that arise. The paper then discusses the different perspectives and competing preferences of various stakeholders. The paper closes by noting that while there may be broad acknowledgment of the value of the four objective mentioned above, conflicting preferences make it impossible to satisfy all stakeholders in the process of reform.
In this section:
- Occasional papers series
- Plasma Fractionation Review
- Public Health Outcome Funding Agreements (PHOFAs)
- Regulatory Plan 2007-08
- Regulatory Plan 2008-09
- Regulatory Plan 2006-07
- PHERP Review Reports
- A National Aboriginal Health Strategy 1989
- 2002 Reviews of the National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategies and Strategic Research
- 2006 Aged Care Homes Survey
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