Fit for the future - A regional governance structure for a new age

Jackson, Claire L., Nicholson, Caroline and McAteer, Eugene P. (2010) Fit for the future - A regional governance structure for a new age. Medical Journal of Australia, 192 5: 284-287.

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Author Jackson, Claire L.
Nicholson, Caroline
McAteer, Eugene P.
Title Fit for the future - A regional governance structure for a new age
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-5377
Publication date 2010-03-01
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 192
Issue 5
Start page 284
End page 287
Total pages 4
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
•  Australia’s health care system is at a crossroads. It is recognised that the 
   fragmentation of health services, largely caused by the split between   
   Commonwealth   and state government funding responsibilities, is undermining 
   patient care.

•  The National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission
   (NHHRC) has advanced two models of health-system
   governance to redress this situation — neither incorporating
   the regional approach so prominent in submissions to the
   NHHRC and included in Option B of the NHHRC interim

•  A regional governance framework such as that described in this
  paper could keep faith with the importance widely given to
  local engagement during the consultation process; sit neatly
  within the NHHRC’s Healthy Australia Accord option; make
  regions responsible for funding allocation and service delivery;
  eliminate major weaknesses in our current system; and provide
  stability to the system at a time of significant reform.
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