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

Stoelwinder, Johannes and Paolucci, Francesco (2009) Sustaining Medicare through consumer choice of health funds: lessons from the Netherlands. The Medical Journal of Australia, 191 (1). pp. 30-32. ISSN 0025-729X

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L100 Economics
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 09:08
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6218

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