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Healthy medicine : challenges facing Australia's health services

Author: S R Leeder
Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Healthy Medicine provides a critical analysis of the Australian health care system and compares different approaches to health care taken in Canada, New Zealand, the US and the UK. Leeder explores what health and medical research might contribute to our future, and suggests radical changes to medical education. Finally, he issues a challenge to develop a truly national health policy for Australia." "Healthy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S R Leeder
ISBN: 1865080543 9781865080543
OCLC Number: 43287525
Description: xv, 155 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The health of Australians --
2. Paying for health care in Australia --
3. Health care in other countries --
4. New directions: what Australia can learn from other countries --
5. The development of a health policy for Australia --
6. Resource allocation: the ethical challenge of the age --
7. Medical education: what kind of doctors do we need for the future? --
8. What may we expect from health and medical research? --
9. The ageing of Australia --
10. What may we reasonably hope for?
Responsibility: Stephen R. Leeder.

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Health care and medicine are big business in Australia, accounting for nine per cent of Australia's gross domestic product and are also vital contributors to the self-respect of a society. This is a  Read more...

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