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.
|Title of host publication||Clinical Nursing Skills|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Australian Perspective|
|Place of Publication||Port Melbourne, Australia|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|