MLs offer flexibility and local responsiveness
The ‘blame game’ was meant to come to an end in a new era of health system harmony. It was meant to take place quickly. It was meant to put patients first and Commonwealth-state disputes last.
The review led to reform – our first ever Primary Health Care Strategy, a renewed commitment to prevention, new health infrastructure and a national-regional approach to health governance that included Medicare Local (ML) primary healthcare (PHC) organisations and Local Hospital Networks (LHNs).