Health and Disability System Review - Final Report

Pūrongo whakamutunga

Published online: 
16 June 2020
Health and Disability System Review Final Report cover

The Health and Disability System Review was charged with taking a system-wide approach to what needs to change to ensure our future system achieves better and more equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all New Zealanders.

The final report discusses a range of detailed proposals regarding all the elements that need to change for the New Zealand health and disability system to produce more equitable health outcomes and to become more financially sustainable.

The Final Report is intended to be read as a standalone document. However, there is additional detail in the Interim Report that has not been repeated. The structure of both reports is the same to facilitate reading both as companion documents.

Given the breadth of the Review, it is challenging to bring this together in a succinct document. The Executive Overview provides a high-level view of how the health and disability system should operate in the future and key recommendations for the Government to consider. More detail on the challenges, analysis and recommendations for change are presented in each of the sections of the report.

The recommendations set out in the report are now the remit of Government to determine what happens next.

Executive overview

Full report

Full report by section

Sign language videos

Videos in New Zealand Sign Language related to the health and disability system review full report are available via the link below.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    16 June 2020
  • ISBN:
  • Citation:
    Health and Disability System Review. 2020. Health and Disability System Review – Final Report – Pūrongo Whakamutunga. Wellington: HDSR.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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