Rural funding streams pooled, RRS scrapped

Topham-Kindley, Liane
November 2013
New Zealand Doctor;11/6/2013, p2
The article reports on the introduction of a flexible funding pool in New Zealand that will replace the Rural Ranking Score streams of the rural bonus, workforce retention, and reasonable roster. It is inferred that a service level alliance will be established by regions to decide the allocation funding for primary care services. The allocation method of the funding to individual district health boards, along with the factors that will be considered in the allocation, is discussed.


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