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The blame game: report on the inquiry into health funding

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Health and Ageing
  • Publisher: Parliament of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780642788603
  • Country: Australia

The blame game between the Commonwealth and the states is a feature of Australia's health system. This report suggests that an Australian Government led 'national health agenda' may address this problem. It explores and makes recommendations relating to: problems with existing funding arrangements; possible models for reform; funding a sustainable health workforce; rural and regional health services; local government; public hospital services; the private health sector; and improving accountability.

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