Understanding the Australian Health Care System

Edited 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

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.

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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 2012
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-8103-5