Healthcare in New Zealand is a mixture of free services and subsidised services (where you pay a fee to cover some of the costs). For example:
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you don’t need a referral in an emergency to attend hospital, but if you have attended an after-hours clinic first you may get a referral to speed up your processing once arriving at hospital.
我f you need a blood test, urine test, x-ray, ultrasound or other diagnostic procedure you can access these, most of the time, for free if you have been referred by a GP or midwife. There are some cases where you may have to pay for these tests. Check with your referring health professional about any costs if this is unclear.
do I have to pay when I have an accident?
我n most cases, you won’t have to pay for care after an accident. The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is a Government agency that provides no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand. Anyone needing emergency care in a hospital as a result of an accident will be covered by ACC.
一个CCmay also contribute to a wide range of medical costs associated with accidents, including doctor’s visits, treatment from various other health professionals, surgery, x-rays and prescriptions.
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roadmap of actions 2016
"The新西兰健康战略：行动路线图2016identifies 27 areas for action over five years to make the Strategy happen. The actions are organised under the five themes of the Strategy. This roadmap will be updated over the 10-year lifetime of the Strategy." (信息s我们来自这ministry of Health, 2016).