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The NSW Health Resource Distribution Formula and health inequalities

Andrew Gibbs, Rick Sondalini, Jim Pearse

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Andrew Gibbs

Rick Sondalini

Jim Pearse

Abstract

A key feature of the NSW health system is its 17 geographically-based area health services (AHSs). Funding to the AHSs by the NSW Department of Health has been guided by the objective of providing the AHSs with a share of resources that allows the achievement of comparable access to health services.