Southern Cross Healthcare Group and Massey University are facilitating an invitation-only Think Tank today – where 50 experts in their respective fields will gather in Auckland to propose and discuss pragmatic solutions to New Zealand’s growing and unsustainable level of healthcare spending.
Treasury have said the future cost of healthcare is one of the biggest challenges facing New Zealand’s economy.
The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research estimate the country has only around eight years to make a change to historic spending patterns before health costs start to seriously impact the Government’s ability to keep the country within budget.
Released today is a research report undertaken by Massey University, which includes input from many of those experts attending the Think Tank. This will form the basis of the day’s discussions on workable solutions.
This research (attached) found that:
This research does not claim to represent the view of the entire health sector. Rather, the results reflect insights from interviews with 32 leaders in health governance, health sector businesses, health providers, economists/actuaries, health researchers/academics and others based on their substantial experience within the sector. To ensure independence, this report does not include responses from anyone at Southern Cross Healthcare Group.