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Australia: Proposed Australian Capitation Payment Strategy Could Lead to Rationing

The Australian Health Care Association says a proposed change in the Australian healthcare system to establish "fundholding", a capitation payment system for doctors, could lead to rationing of healthcare, according to the Sydney Morning Herald .

That would make Australia's health care system more like the British, which reportedly suffers from medical rationing.

While Australia's health care payment system also is government run, it currently has a fee-for-service payment structure.

In capitation, a doctor gets paid a fixed amount for each patient, regardless of how much treatment that patient receives. In fee-for-service, the doctor gets paid a fixed amount for each item of service.


Posted by: Duncan Kinder on Jul 20, 05 | 11:45 pm | Profile

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