Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-378) and index.
|Statement||Stephen Duckett and Sharon Willcox|
|LC Classifications||RA421 .D83 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 387 p. :|
|Number of Pages||387|
|LC Control Number||2012392251|
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 5/5(1). The Australian health system. Australia’s health system is one of the best in the world, providing safe and affordable health care for all Australians. It is jointly run by all levels of Australian government – federal, state and territory, and local. Primary health care. Medicines in the health system. Overview of hospitals. Funding sources for the care of admitted patients. Safety and quality of hospital care. Emergency department care. Elective surgery. Radiotherapy. Organ and tissue donation. Labour, birth and outcomes. Caesarean sections. The Australian health-care system is freely available and accessible to people irrespective of income or type of insurance. It is an essential and integral part of a country, or more rightly said, a developed country, to have a very good healthcare system. The responsibility mainly lies on the government of a particular country to make sure.
Written with an emphasis on policy and economic issues, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the interations between consumers and providers of health care in Australia. This third edition. Australians are served by one of the highest quality health care systems in the world. The system is complex, with many types and providers of services and a range of funding and regulatory mechanisms. Funding for health care provision is primarily provided by the Australian (Federal) Government, State and Territory governments. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQH) is the main body responsible for safety and quality improvement in health care. The ACSQH has developed service standards that have been endorsed by health ministers. These include standards for conducting patient surveys, which must be met by hospitals and day surgery. The Australian Health Care System 5th edition is a comprehensive and forward-looking overview of the structure and operation of health systems and services in Australia. It analyses how the inputs of Australian health services, such as finances, the health workforce, and the roles of state and federal government influence the outcomes, which.