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RESEARCH ARTICLE (Open Access)

The future of Medicare: what’s in store?

Anne-Marie Boxall
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Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, PO Box 78, Deakin, ACT 2600, Australia. Email: aboxall@ahha.asn.au

Australian Health Review 38(2) 123-124 https://doi.org/10.1071/AH14058
Submitted: 19 March 2014  Accepted: 26 March 2014   Published: 8 May 2014


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