The Parliamentary Library has just published a useful research paper on the New Zealand Health System Reforms. This 21-page report written by research analyst Peter Quinn in the Parliamentary Library, succinctly goes through all the structural changes in the system since 1984, dealing systematically with governance, primary care, secondary care, ACC, etc in each of the many structural reforms. It points the reader to other significant policy documents, and has some useful MoH organisational diagrams, such as the one on the right ('The structure of New Zealand’s health system, 2008'). The report can be read in html here or downloaded in PDF from here. And of course, more critical analysis of the state of healthcare in New Zealand can be read here.