15th December 2017, Volume 130 Number 1467

M Gary Nicholls

The editorial article “Time for Healthy Investment”1 is excellent. As the article notes: “Health spending does not drain the economy. Instead (it)…grows our economy”. The evidence to support this premise,…

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Gary Nicholls, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Dr Gary Nicholls, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

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gary.nicholls@cdhb.health.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

  1. Metcalfe S, Gunasekara S, Baddock K, Clarke L. Time for healthy investment. N Z Med J 2017; 130(1464):7–10.
    http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the- journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2016/vol-129-no-1435-27-may-2016/6891
  2. Keene L, Bagshaw P, Nicholls MG, Rosenberg B, Frampton CM, Powell I. Funding New Zealand’s public healthcare system: time for an honest appraisal and public debate. N Z Med J. 2016; 129(1435):10–20.
  3. Stuckler D, Basu S, editors. The body economic. Why austerity kills. New York, Ingram Publisher Services US; 2013. ISBN 10:0465063985

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