HFANZHealth Funds Association of New Zealand
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"Those with private health insurance were lucky and typically had their surgery funded by their insurer," says the HFANZ. "Others were simply referred to public hospital waiting lists." (12)
The HFANZ is anticipating more "cost-shifting" from ACC to the private sector in the future.
In fact, an analysis undertaken by the HFANZ comparing the costs of five common elective procedures performed in the public and private sectors shows in all but one procedure, the surgery was cheaper when done in a public hospital Total knee replacements, total hip replacements, cataracts and angioplasties were cheaper in the public sector; coronary artery bypass graphs were cheaper done privately.