AMA submission COAG National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement - Senate Committee Inquiry Submission

7 Jun 2010

The AMA has made a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration - References Committee Inquiry on the COAG National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement.

The submission outlines the AMA's views on the agreement and its potential impact on Australia's health care system.

In the submission, the AMA commends the intention behind many elements of the agreement but notes that there is still considerable detail to be developed about how many of the reforms and initiatives will be implemented, and how this will impact on their success. The submission also notes that many important health areas have largely been ignored.

The AMA's submission higlights the many questions that remain to be answered and the complex issues that will need to be resolved before we can have confidence that there will be significant improvements in the system.

The AMA submission is available here.