A values-based health system

Jeffrey Braithwaite*, Clare A. Skinner, Mei Ling Döéry

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• We do not have a health system with collaboratively oriented values. • Reforms that former prime minister Kevin Rudd initiated, which are now Prime Minister Julia Gillard's to prosecute, do not support such a health system. • Reformers have consistently ignored present and potential values. • A plan for reform of the health system must take into account differing stakeholders' objectives and values and incorporate new values. • This requires an agreement by stakeholders to embrace the common good. • It will also need strong leadership and a willingness to embrace fundamental change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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