Understanding the Australian Health Care System

Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds, Helen Keleher

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    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
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew South Wales
    Number of pages444
    ISBN (Electronic)9780729582995 , 9780729581035
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2012


    • health care
    • Australia
    • social determinants of health


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