Australian Health Review Australian Health Review Society
Journal of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

The new market in health care:Prospects for managed care in Australia

Stephen Duckett

Australian Health Review 19(2) 7 - 22
Published: 1996


Most developed countries are experimenting, or moving at full speed, to implementnew forms of health delivery based in part on capitation arrangements and strongeraccountability of health service providers. Proposals for introduction of capitation ormanaged care have been advanced in Australia but have attracted strong oppositionfrom the medical profession. This paper reviews the policy issues surrounding theintroduction of managed care, including how Australia?s current institutional formsmay evolve into managed care provision.

© AHHA 1996

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