Sunday, 28 July 2013
Deciding who’s to live and who’s to die
New Zealand spends $15 billion a year on health – more than education, and transport and communication combined. And the budget just keeps growing. So have we got our priorities right or could we be getting more life for our bucks? And should the public have more say in how the money is spent? We spend the hour exploring those and other questions with: Otago University associate professor of health economics Paul Hansen; Otago Medical School professor of epidemiology Tony Blakely, long-time GP and lecturer in General Practice Ben Gray; and PHARMAC chief executive Steffan Crausaz.