Despite continual reform, the health system in New Zealand is swallowing up a larger and larger chunk of everyone‘s income. Is it the sick puppy that it appears to be, trapped in a game of political football, or the victim of out-of-control public expectations?
- compares the health of our population and the state of our health system with those overseas.
- looks at whether the people most in need get effective treatment, and
- unravells why there is so much political instability surrounding the organisation of health services.