Does Australia have the appropriate health reform agenda to close the gap in Indigenous health?

  title={Does Australia have the appropriate health reform agenda to close the gap in Indigenous health?},
  author={Ronald Donato and Leonie Segal},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  volume={37 2},
This paper provides an analysis of the national Indigenous reform strategy - known as Closing the Gap - in the context of broader health system reforms underway to assess whether current attempts at addressing Indigenous disadvantage are likely to be successful. Drawing upon economic theory and empirical evidence, the paper analyses key structural features necessary for securing system performance gains capable of reducing health disparities. Conceptual and empirical attention is given to the… CONTINUE READING
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