Commissioning no cure for Australian health equity

Though it has the potential to increase objectivity, improve targeted delivery of services and reduce conflicts of interest, opening primary care to market forces is a poor fit for the Australian context and stands to entrench disadvantage, according to a new study published this week.

Authored by Julie Henderson and colleagues from Flinders University’s Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity and published in the latest edition of Health and Social Care in the Community, the study examines a role for commissioning in addressing equity, drawing on 55 stakeholder interviews across 6 Primary Health Networks.

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