The Australian Healthcare System

Paperback | August 22, 2011

byStephen Duckett, Sharon Willcox

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The Australian Health Care System 4e, provides students with a fully updated, comprehensive and forward looking overview of the structure and operation of health systems and services in Australia. It adopts a systems approach to analyse how the inputs of Australian health services, such as finances,the health workforce, and the roles of state and federal government - influence the outputs and 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. This fourth edition includes expanded coverage of Primary Care, Specialist Health Services, Aged Care and DisabilityServices and increased pedagogy, such as case studies of sections of the health care system.

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The Australian Health Care System 4e, provides students with a fully updated, comprehensive and forward looking overview of the structure and operation of health systems and services in Australia. It adopts a systems approach to analyse how the inputs of Australian health services, such as finances,the health workforce, and the roles o...

Stephen Duckett is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services. Dr Duckett was, from 2006 to 2009, Chief Executive of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement in Queensland Health, responsible for clinical governance, leadership transformation, health statistics and public reporting and improving hospital ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 10.04 × 7.48 × 0.68 inPublished:August 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195574648

ISBN - 13:9780195574647

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Frameworks for Analysis2. The Australian Population and its Health3. Financing Health Care4. The Health Workforce5. Governance, Accountability and Reform6. Public Health7. Primary Health Care Services8. Hospitals9. Specialised Health Services10. Pharmaceuticals11. Aged Care and Disability Services12. Policy Challenges for the Australian Health Care SystemAppendix 1 Funding flows for hospital and medical services, AustraliaAppendix 2 Evolution of Medicare/Health insurance arrangementsBibliography