Bronwyn Howell

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BACKGROUND New Zealand's Primary Health Care Strategy (NZPHCS) was introduced in 2002. Its features are substantial increases in government funding delivered as capitation payments, and newly-created service-purchasing agencies. The objectives are to reduce health disparities and to improve health outcomes. ANALYSIS The NZPHCS changes New Zealand's(More)
The legislation to devolve responsibility for the management and operation of England's top-performing NHS hospitals to community-owned NHS Foundation Trusts raises several issues relating to the challenges posed to governance structures by private non-profit ownership and control of assets used to provide government-financed services. Building upon the(More)
Structural separation between network and retail functions is increasingly being mandated in the telecommunications sector to countervail the market power of incumbent operators. Experience of separation in the electricity sector offers insights for policy-makers considering telecommunications reforms. Despite apparent competitive benefits, the costs of(More)
This paper describes the Wellington Loop Trust which has been formed to enable a number of Wellington secondary schools to access the Internet via high speed broadband using the Citylink fibre infrastructure. The current literature is used to describe the Loop can as a two-sided market model and to illustrate how this model can be used to determine(More)
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