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Understanding the Australian Health Care System

A updated overview of Australia’s health care system, addressing its core features, concepts and issues

Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edition is an excellent university book for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.

Published four years after the original, this second edition has been fully revised to reflect major Australian health care reform. Its fully up-to-date content includes current governmental and legislative changes impacting Australia’s health care system.

Other topics addressed include quality and safety within the system, health insurance in Australia - both public and private - the PBS and integrated medicine.

This outstanding medical book delves deeply into the system’s theoretical framework, structure and organisation and includes comparisons with the US and UK health care systems.

This new edition of Understanding the Australian Health Care System will be a valuable reference for those studying health science, health promotion, sports and exercise science, physiotherapy, human services, nursing, midwifery, medicine, paramedicine, health system management, medical radiations science and health informatics.

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.


Published: May 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-8103-5


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