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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- 30th October 2008
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Professor, Social Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia
Lecturer, Social Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia