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The Australian Health Care System 5th edition is a comprehensive and forward-looking overview of the structure and operation of health systems and services in Australia. It analyses how the inputs of Australian health services, such as finances, the health workforce, and the roles of state and federal government influence the outcomes, which range from consumer confidence to policy changes.

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ISBN 9780195596403
Author

Duckett S & Willcox S

Publisher

Edition

5th

Binding

Paperback

Weight 0.934 kg
Dimensions 1.8 × 19 × 25.6 cm

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The Australian Health Care System 5th edition is a comprehensive and forward-looking overview of the structure and operation of health systems and services in Australia. It analyses how the inputs of Australian health services, such as finances, the health workforce, and the roles of state and federal government influence the outcomes, which range from consumer confidence to policy changes.Written with an emphasis on policy and economic issues, the book provides an extensive overview of the interactions between consumers and providers of health care in Australia. It includes in depth examination of major developments including the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the establishment of Local Health Networks, Medicare Locals and Primary Health Networks; the Abbott Government’s proposed health system changes; and the redesign of the aged care system. New to this editionAll chapters and statistics and data have been updated to reflect changes to the Australian Health Care System post-election.Updated and NEW case studies that explore topical issues and highlight real-world policy and debates. Expanded coverage on important issues including: Indigenous health; the link between bulk-billing, Medicare rebates and co-payments; the rise and fall of national activity-based funding; international health system comparisons; and the changing nature of Australian federalism New pedagogical features to aid learning:Reflect and Discuss questions challenge readers to consider approaches to decision-making in the health care system.Margin quotes pulling out key quotes from the text allowing students to quickly identify the most important bits of information within each chapter.Talking/Active headings for all graphs so that students know what key information to take from the graph/figure, which will assist them to develop data interpretation skills.

About the author
Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute Sharon Willcox is Director of Health Policy Solutions and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University

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