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10. Resource for long term change in health and equity Volume 15 Issue 1

Andrew Gibbs, Rick Sondalini, Jim Pearse

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Andrew Gibbs

Rick Sondalini

Jim Pearse


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, assuming the achievement of reasonable levels of efficiency.