Healthcare in New Zealand

Health care system of New Zealand is said to have undergone various changes during the past decades. During the early 20th century, improvement was seen in the market which made the government to introduce various health insurance schemes mainly during the last 2 decades thereby creating a combination of public and private system for providing health care.

Accident Compensation Corporation [ACC] is said to cover the costs of the treatments for accidents incorporating medical mishap for the people present in New Zealand taking the tourists also into account and the costs were recovered through levies on the employees, employers and some other source like the car registration.

The public hospitals treat the citizens and the permanent residents of the country for free of cost and this scheme is managed by District Health Boards.

However some troublesome or complex operations might require the patients to wait in a long waiting list unless the medical treatment is urgent.