Understanding the Australian Health Care System - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780729541039, 9780729582995

Understanding the Australian Health Care System

2nd Edition

Editors: Eileen Willis Louise Reynolds Helen Keleher
Paperback ISBN: 9780729541039
eBook ISBN: 9780729582995
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 15th May 2012
Page Count: 444

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Online student and instructor resources
  • Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text
  • Addresses a wide range of health professions – now including disability professionals and social workers
  • Current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009)
  • Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text
  • Addresses current position on national registration

Details

No. of pages:
444
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone Australia 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
Paperback ISBN:
9780729541039
eBook ISBN:
9780729582995
eBook ISBN:
9780729581035

About the Editor

Eileen Willis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Social Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia

Louise Reynolds

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Social Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA, Australia

Helen Keleher

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne