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This updated and revised 5th edition of the highly successful book Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis, provides a comprehensive analysis of health care and public policy in Australia. It explains what governments have done and what they can do about shaping Australia's health care system, and considers the political, economic, social and epidemiological contexts within which health policies develop, and the forces that promote and oppose change. This new edition revises all relevant data and provides a thorough analysis of the major policy shifts and changes since 2010. Recent changes include the commitment of the Commonwealth government to undertake major reforms to the funding and organisation of health services in Australia which were incorporated in the National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) and accepted by all States and Territories in 2011. Health Care and Public Policy is an invaluable text for students in health administration, health planning, social work and social administration as well as students in all health-related courses and those working in health care, either in policy or service delivery.
Table of contents: List of figures List of tables List of abbreviations About the authors Acknowledgments Preface to the fourth edition Introduction Chapter 1 The Australian healthcare system Chapter 2 Public policy analysis and health care Chapter 3 Perspectives on health policy Chapter 4 Health insurance and financing health services Chapter 5 Organising healthcare services Chapter 6 The health workforce Chapter 7 Medical services and technological change Chapter 8 Public health Chapter 9 Health services for disadvantaged groups Chapter 10 Reforming health policymaking, delivery and financing Chapter 11 The future Bibliography Websites Index
ISBN: 9781420256888 ISBN-10: 1420256882 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 408 Published: 1st May 2014 Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 19.2
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 5 Edition Type: Revised