Explain the Australian healthcare system within a global context
The Australian Healthcare System within a Global Context
Healthcare services, regardless of who delivers them (government, non-government or private individuals and organisations) are influenced by politics and the societies within which they operate. Politics and societal expectations determine the health care priorities, policies, funding and delivery of healthcare services. As a health professional
comprehending the context of your work and employment, and its influence on the provision of healthcare services, is of paramount importance. In this assessment, you will investigate and discuss the influence of policies on the
provision of healthcare.
Discuss the following in relation to your chosen public policy:
1. Who are the key ‘players’ or stakeholders who influence decisions for this policy?
2. What are the current health service challenges and/or problems in this sector?
3. Which challenges or problems does this policy address?
4. How might the current policy (and related healthcare services) impact 2 social determinants of health for someone with this health issue within this sector? (For example, how does the policy affect the social determinants of health for someone
with a disability, or someone living in an aged care facility?)
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