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Health Care Choices and the Public Purse

By (author) Sidney Sax
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia
Published: 30th Jun 1991
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm
Weight: 416g
ISBN-10: 0044421532
ISBN-13: 9780044421535
Barcode No: 9780044421535
Synopsis
This provides comparative material from Australia as Western governments face continuing demands for health care expenditure, and seek to satisfy those demands on a cost efficient basis. It summarizes the underlying economic, political and structural factors that influence health policies and explores the factors that affect health status and comments on the major areas of health expenditure. "Health Care Choices and the Public Purse" strongly supports a single medical insurance fund, but acknowledges some disparity in current hospital insurance arrangements. Sidney Sax appeals for an adjustment without another major restructuring of health care financing, for if mixed public and private systems are to flourish in accordance with political leaders' assurances, care must be taken to maintain a reasonable balance.

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