Understanding the Australian Health Care System

By

  • Eileen Willis, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia
  • Louise Reynolds, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia
  • Keleher Helen

The text provides an overview of the Australian Health Care System at a level suitable for 1st year undergraduate students. It describes the ‘architecture’ of the system and its key components (public hospital sector, private hospital and health insurance, GPs and primary care, community health, public health), some of the things that shape the system and introduces key concepts that underpin it such as the idea of the welfare state or a universal health system.
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Audience

Students in B Health Science degrees and students in allied health and B Nursing degrees with a core unit covering the Australian Health Care System.

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-7861-5