The new market in health care: prospects for managed care in Australia. Academic Article uri icon


  • Most developed countries are experiencing, or moving at full speed, to implement new forms of health delivery based in part on capitation arrangements and stronger accountability of health service providers. Proposals for introduction of capitation or managed care have been advanced in Australia but have attracted strong opposition from the medical profession. This paper reviews the policy issues surrounding the introduction of managed care, including how Australia's current institutional forms may evolve into managed care provision.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996