Australia's healthcare system

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Mind Map on Australia's healthcare system, created by darchayn on 10/06/2014.

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Australia's healthcare system
1 Responsibilities
1.1 Local
1.1.1 organisation of programs such as immunisation programs
1.1.2 collection and disposal of garbage and sewage
1.2 State/territory
1.2.1 managing public hospitals
1.2.2 delivery of ambualnce services
1.2.3 Disability services
1.3 Federal government
1.3.1 Managment and funding of medicare
1.3.2 Managing and funding pharmacuetical benefits scheme
2 Values of the Australian healthcare system
2.1 Safe: the avoidance or reduction to acceptable limits of actual or potential harm from healthcare management
2.2 Effective: care, intervention or action that achieves the desired outcome; is relevent to the patients needs and meets the required standard.
2.3 Efficient: Care, intervention or action that acieves the desired results with the most cost-efective use of resources
2.4 Continuous: Ability to provide uninterrupted, coordinated care or service across programs, practionoers, organisations and levels over time.
2.5 Accessible: Ability of people to obtain healthcare at the right time and place irrepective of income, physical location and culutural backround
2.6 Responsive: Services are client orientated. Clients are treated with dignity and confidentiality, and encouraged to participate in choices related to their care.
2.7 Sustainable: Capacity of the system to sustain workforce and infrastructure, to innovate and respond to emerging needs.
3 Medicare
3.1 Austrlia's universal healthcare system, which aims to improve healthcare for all austrlian's and to provide access to adequate healthcare at little or no cost to all Austrlians regardless of age or income
3.1.1 Objectives To make healthcare more affordable for all Austrlians To give all Australians access to healthcare services with priority according to clinical need To provide a high qulaity of care.
3.1.2 Medicare safety net: reimbursement of 80% of the gap between the rebate and the charge for non inpatient services once the relevent threshold has been net. Its a protective measure to avoid patients having to pay high medical costs
3.1.3 Covers doctors consulations, treatment in public hospitals, pathology tests. Doesnt include home nursing and ambulance fees.
4.1 PBS introduced to subsidise the cost of a wide range of medications, providing Australians with vital medications at affordable prices.
5 Privat health insurance
5.1 provides individuals with additional healthcare services than those provided by medicare
5.1.1 Incentitives= trying to encourage more people to take out private health insurance to reduce the pressure on pulic healthcare, these schemes reduce the cost of private health insurance to make it more afforadable. Lifetime health cover: encourages people to continue their cover throughout their lifetime. encourages people to take out cover beofre their 31st birthday or for each year they pay an additonal fee. Medicare levy surcharge: an additonal 1% charged for medicare for high income earners who do not have private health insurance. Private health insurance rebate: austrlian governemnt gives a rebate to help cover the costs of the premium.
6 Vichealth
6.1 Mission: In partnerhip with others, we Promote good health. We recognise that the social and ecomomic conditions for all people influence their health. We promote fairness and oppurtinuty for better health. We suppoirt initiatives that assist individuals, workplaces, community and broader socity to improve wellbeing. We seek to prevent chromic conditions for all victorians.
6.2 Priorities: Encourage regular physical activity. Promote healthy eating. Prevent tobacco use. Prevent harm from alcohol. Imrove mental wellbeing.
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