Insight for Sunday 1 January 2012
New Zealand's health system generally offers most people the care they need when they need it.
But behind the scenes officials admit they are facing a crisis -- rapidly rising demand for healthcare coming up against acute workforce shortages and ever-tighter government funding.
So what sort of healthcare might New Zealanders have in the future?
In this programme first broadcast last year, Radio New Zealand's Health Correspondent, Karen Brown, has been finding out.