Hastening the demise of DHBs’ split personalities

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Hastening the demise of DHBs’ split personalities

Ian Powell

Ian Powell

Road signs, two directions, split
Many DHBs still operate with an artificial split between their two main jobs, says Ian Powell

Many DHBs still operate with an artificial split between their two main jobs – funding services and providing services. Ian Powell documents the rise, partial fall, partial rise and probable fall of the funder–provider split

The three Auckland DHBs, led by 1990s’ health-market enthusiast Lester Levy, fall in the contractual camp, while Canterbury DHB takes a relational