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
George Palmer is Emeritus Professor of Health Services Management Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, is also the chair of the advisory board of UTS Centre for Health Services Management. Stephanie Short is a Professor in the Discipline of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Health at the University of Sydney. She is currently the Associate Dean, Postgraduate in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She has written extensively on the sociological aspects of health care. Professor Short is Convenor of HealthGov, a division of the Australian Research Council-funded Governance Network.