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Sustaining Medicare through consumer choice of health funds: lessons from the Netherlands.

Stoelwinder, J.U. and Paolucci, F. (2009) Sustaining Medicare through consumer choice of health funds: lessons from the Netherlands. The Medical journal of Australia, 191 (1). pp. 30-2.

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Abstract

The current escalation in costs of Australia's health care system does not appear to be sustainable. Sustainable financing requires direct engagement of consumers - instead of the current political process driven by special interest groups, targeted at gaining a larger share of the federal and state governments' budgets. Reforms in the Netherlands, directed at achieving universal insurance with consumer choice of health fund, provide valuable lessons for Australia on how to design sustainable financing.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Co. Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37196
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