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Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd Edition

Eileen Willis , MEd, PhD, Louise Reynolds , BHSc (PHC), GradCertEdu (Higher Education) PhD, FACAP; and Helen Keleher , BA, MA, PhD, FPHAA

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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.

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New to This Edition

    • Features an excellent ancillary package on Elsevier’s Evolve platform
    • Includes three new chapters addressing: disability professionals; quality and safety; and social work
    • Reflects major health care reform in Australia (COAG 2009)
    • Discusses current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009)
    • New contributors

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

Author Information

    Edited by Eileen Willis , MEd, PhD; Associate Professor, Social Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Louise Reynolds , BHSc (PHC), GradCertEdu (Higher Education) PhD, FACAP; Lecturer, Social Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide and Helen Keleher , BA, MA, PhD, FPHAA; Professor and Head, Department of Health Social Science, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

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Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • 444 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-4103-9
  • Copyright: 2012