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Christopher McGowan says Silver Chain takes enormous pressure off the hospital system in Perth. Photos: Attila Csaszar

Market, government moves to keep care at home

The convergence of several key drivers of change around the provision of healthcare services has sparked a major reform to the way consumers, providers and the government plan for the community’s future needs.

From the consumers’ perspective, there’s a growing push for care to be home-based, rather than in a hospital or aged care facility. From a funding standpoint, this desire for greater consumer choice has been met by reforms to the home-care services system.

Meanwhile, the federal government has backed the benefits of moving towards a contestable market, as indicated by funding reforms in February that included the roll-out of consumer directed home-care packages, and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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