The Australian healthcare context

Rhonda WILSON, Chris Zhu, Kerry Rologas

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the dynamic clinical context of the Australian healthcare setting. A public health system exists in Australia to guarantee a minimum level of access to health service provision for all Australian citizens. A private healthcare system is also available, and is accessed by people who are prepared to pay a full fee for service, or who have private health insurance, against which they can claim according to the level of purchased cover. A not-for-profit health and social care sector is a third health-support services. Registered nurses (RNs) are employed in all three health service contexts, so it is important that nurses have an understanding of these models of service delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Nursing Skills
Subtitle of host publicationAn Australian Perspective
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Australia
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter1
Pages3-24
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781316620212
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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WILSON, R., Zhu, C., & Rologas, K. (2017). The Australian healthcare context. In Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective (pp. 3-24). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.