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Healthy people, healthy systems

Posted 19 December 2017

The VHA supports the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association in its efforts to influence the long-term reform of the health system, VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today.

In response to a request from the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, to provide a blueprint for a 10-year health funding agreement, the AHHA has published ‘Healthy people, healthy systems’. The paper details a series of reforms intended to improve the integration, value, cost, effectiveness and management of the Australian health system.

“With parts of the health system suffering from duplication and structural inefficiencies, the VHA and its members realised the importance of supporting and participating in the consultation process undertaken by the AHHA.

“The blueprint offers a robust emphasis on a nationally consistent health system, which is a positive direction for reform. If the recommendations are implemented there would be a greater alignment of the acute and primary health sectors, and with that, better outcomes for patients”, he said.

The blueprint sets out four priorities for recommended reform, consisting of a number of short, medium and long-term actions over a 10-year period.

Click here to read the VHA member bulletin.  

Click here to read the blueprint ‘Healthy people, healthy systems’. 

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