Unease around Care Plus plan

Ratcliffe, Lucy
September 2008
New Zealand Doctor;9/10/2008, p3
The article reports on a draft implementation plan containing proposed changes to Care Plus in New Zealand. According to the report, High Use Health Card funding will be taken out of the First Contact Funding Formula starting July 2009. One of the proposed changes is that primary health organizations (PHOs) can use up to eighty percent of the fund for patient suffering from long term conditions such as depression and diabetes.


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