As an introduction to planning health services, this guide provides a systematic and comprehensive outline for any health-care provider, manager, or policy maker. With detailed discussion, this book tackles the problems facing today's Australian health-care systems, such as the growing role of market forces in health care, the need to balance equity of access with equity of outcomes, and the tension between planning for population health versus planning for more efficient health-care delivery.
1. Introduction to health planning -- 2. Trends and issues in the Australian health system -- 3. A brief history of health planning -- 4. Planning in the context of resource allocation -- 5. Planning in the Australian private health care sector -- 6. Information and evidence for health planning -- 7. Identifying health needs and issues -- 8. Community involvement in health planning -- 9. Forecasting -- 10. Developing goals, objectives and strategies in health planning -- 11. Setting priorities and selecting interventions -- 12. Service planning -- 13. Program planning for health promotion -- 14. Capital planning for health facilities -- 16. Corporate and business planning -- 16. Issues in the implementation of health plans -- 17. Monitoring and evaluating health plans.
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1