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dc.contributor.authorHewitt, Jayne E
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T12:30:48Z
dc.date.available2019-07-05T12:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1320-159X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381193
dc.description.abstractAustralia spends nearly 10% of its gross domestic product on health services. With such a substantial financial commitment, even relatively minor improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and productivity can increase community welfare. Competition is a well-recognised policy lever implemented to achieve these goals in market economies. However, it has for many years struggled to gain traction in the health care sector. This article traces recent attempts to promote competition principles in Australia’s health care sector. Highlighting where these attempts have stalled, it compares Australia’s recent health reforms with those instituted in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service where a sector-specific competition regulator has been in place for several years. It concludes that there is room in Australia’s regulatory landscape to improve public reporting and increased choice in health care. A sector-specific regulator is envisaged to support these important competitionbased initiatives.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLawbook Company
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/category/journal-of-law-and-medicine/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom103
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Law and Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Legal Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophy and Religious Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode22
dc.titleNational Competition Policy and Australia's Healthcare System: A Look at the Policy Landscape with New Eyes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Thomson Reuters. This article was first published by Thomson Reuters in the Journal of Law and Medicine and should be cited as Jayne E Hewitt, National Competition Policy and Australia’s Health Care System: A Look at the Policy Landscape with New Eyes, (2018) 26 JLM 103. For all subscription inquiries please phone, from Australia: 1300 304 195, from Overseas: +61 2 8587 7980 or online at legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/search. The official PDF version of this article can also be purchased separately from Thomson Reuters at http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/subscribe-or-purchase.
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