Tagged: Pharmac

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 08, 2009

There is good and bad in the news that Pharmac is to morph into a single purchasing point for all medicine and health technology. The Good Technology purchases will be co-ordinated across the country, meaning that a doctor can move from one hospital to another without having to learn how all the gadgets that have become so [...] Related posts: … Read More

Sounds Familiar - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 03, 2009

This is the section on health from the 2025 Task Force summary: 10. Health: a. A funder-provider model should be reintroduced in the hospital sector, allowing much greater private sector involvement in the provision of taxpayer-funded services. b. Universal (unrelated to income or health status) subsidies for doctors’ visits should be abolished. c. Subsidies for prescription pharmaceuticals should be substantially … Read More

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