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Table 3 New Zealand Health Strategy Principles

From: General practice and the New Zealand health reforms – lessons for Australia?

• Acknowledging the special relationship between Maori and the Crown under the Treaty of Waitangi
• Good health and wellbeing for all New Zealanders throughout their lives
• An improvement in health status of those currently disadvantaged
• Collaborative health promotion and disease and injury prevention by all sectors
• Timely and equitable access for all New Zealanders to a comprehensive range of health and disability services, regardless of ability to pay.
• A high performing system in which people have confidence.
• Active involvement of consumers and communities at all levels.