Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 11(3) May 2008 : 54-60.doi:10.12927/hcq.2008.19857

The Missing Link in Aboriginal Care: Resource Accounting

C.W. Ashton and Denise Duffie-Ashton


Resource accounting principles provide more effective planning for Aboriginal healthcare delivery through driving best management practices, efficacious techniques for long-term resource allocation, transparency of information and performance measurement. Major improvements to Aboriginal health in New Zealand and Australia were facilitated in the context of this public finance paradigm, rather than cash accounting systems that remain the current method for public departments in Canada. Multiple funding sources and fragmented delivery of Aboriginal healthcare can be remedied through similar adoption of such principles.



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