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Pharmac extension welcomed

September 7, 2012

Pharmac extension welcomed

The Government’s commitment to extending the Pharmac model to medical devices and supplies has been welcomed today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ).

Association chief executive Roger Styles said Government efforts to rein in health inflation were welcome, as the unsustainable rate of growth in public health spending had been a concern over the last decade.

“New Zealand now has one of the most unbalanced health sectors in the OECD, with a dangerous over-reliance on public spending,” he said.

“Trying to contain the level of public spending is one way to help rebalance the sector. To this end, efficiencies in the sourcing of medical devices and supplies are welcome news,” Mr Styles said.

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