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New Zealand Offers Lessons to the U.K.’s NHS on Accountable Care Systems

The King’s Fund, a U.K.-based independent health care charity, has released a report focused on the Canterbury health care system — located in New Zealand’s South Island — and lessons learned from its transformation into an accountable care system. For example, Canterbury developed a vision for a single, integrated health and social care system that is built on strong collaboration between hospitals and primary care, available 24 hours a day. In addition, Canterbury moved from paying hospitals for each procedure separately to an accountable care model, in which groups of providers partner together to manage the care of their patients, receive annual block-grant payments, and share potential risks and savings. Canterbury’s transformation has resulted in more patients receiving care in their homes and communities, as well as reduced demand for acute hospital services, particularly among older adults.

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