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A carrot and a big stick : understanding private health insurance and older Australians /

by Temple, Jeromey | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Adair, Tim.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: NSPAC research monograph ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 36-38 Appendices pp. 39-46Summary: Healthy and productive ageing rests considerably upon timely and affordable access to health care. In the near future, expenditure on health care is expected to rise as population ageing places heavier demands on the public health care system. The Federal Treasury projects government expenditure on health care on those aged 65 and over is to increase seven-fold from 2010 to 2050, and 12-fold for the over 85 age group over the same period. To alleviate pressure from the public health care system, from the late 1990s the then Howard government introduced key reforms to the private health insurance sector, which sought to encourage Australians of all ages to purchase private health insurance. These reforms are colloquially referred to as 'carrots' and 'sticks': those that provide incentives to purchase, and disincentives not to purchase, private health insurance. This intervention was considered necessary because over time there had been an ongoing decrease in the number of younger, healthier persons with health insurance relative to older persons and those with more complex needs - a process health economists term as an adverse selection spiral.Availability: (1)

Climate change and health : an exploration of challenges for public health in Victoria. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Human Services 2007Description: PDF.Notes: October 2007 Bibliography: p. 25-26Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Damned if we do : contradictions in women's health care. /

by Broom, Dorothy H.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1991Description: 195 p.Summary: Discusses the sociology of health and social change in the context of contemporary feminist theory.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dental reform : an overview of universal dental schemes /

by Biggs, Amanda | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. Department of Parliamentary Services 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 22 February 2012Summary: A background note provided by the parliamentary library: outlines the issue of dental reform - to provide a universal (for all, as a right) dental health scheme. Outlines action from previous and current governments and the differing notions of 'universal'; summarises the dental schemes of Austraia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom; a notion of dental health outcomes and key factors in good dental health outcomes as identified by the World Health Organisation.Availability: (1)

Engendering social policy. /

by Watson, Sophie (ed.) | Doyal, Lesley (ed.).

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1999Description: [vii], 211 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction / Sophie Watson -- 1. The changing worlds of work and families / Hilary Land -- 2. Sex, gender and health : a new approach / Lesley Doyal -- 3. City/genders / Sophie Watson -- 4. 'She's there for me' : caring in a rural community / Imogen Taylor -- 5. Child protection policy and practice : women in the front line / Elaine Farmer and Margaret Boushel -- 6. The criminalization of female poverty / Christina Pantazis -- 7. Domestic violence policy in the 1990s / Gill Hague -- 8. Fatherhood, children and violence : placing the UK in an international context / Marianne Hester and Lynne Harne -- 9. Mainstreaming equality / Teresa Rees -- 10. 'Dangerous and different' : reconstructions of madness in the 1990s and the role of mental health policy / Sarah Payne.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health care and public policy: an Australian analysis. /

by Palmer, George R | Short, Stephanie D.

Publisher: South Melbourne Macmillan 1989Description: 321 p. Bibliography: p. 289-313. Index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health Issues Centre : a non-government health policy and research centre. /

by Health Issues Centre.

Publisher: 05/11/2004 13:18:25 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/25/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Health Issues Centre (HIC) is a non-government health policy analysis group which researches consumer perspectives on health. The centre aims to help create a more equitable health care system which is more responsive to the community, particularly to those who are disadvantagedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health policy : impact on poverty. /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 6 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia, 2004-05 /

by Brien, Gail | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Rogers, Brett | Sant, John | Goss, John.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010Description: ix, 28 p. : ill.Other title: Health and welfare expenditure series ; no. 36.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 29Summary: This report provides an overview of total health expenditure on disease and injury in Australia during 2004-05, using the best achievable estimates based on currently available data sources. Some of the methodologies used have been revised since a previous report based on 2000-01 data. Despite this, the data sources used for the estimations have mainly remained the same, and comparisons between the two reports are possible for selected areas of expenditure.Availability: (1)

Health, social change and communities. /

by Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.) | Gardner, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2003Description: xix, 349 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part 1: Health and social change -- 1. The health system, participation and community groups / Pranee Liamputtong, Heather Gardner and Michael McGartland -- 2. Consumers and health policy reform / Meredith Carter and Debra O'Connor -- 3. Incorporating voices from the community into policy / Linda Hancock and Donna Morabito -- 4. Altruism or entrepreneurialism : competing ideologies in the voluntary sector / Eli Ristevski, Heather Gardner and Theonie Tacticos -- 5. Unemployment and individualism : community and health in Australian unemployment policy / Douglas Ezzy -- 6. Public health challenges in the care of the dying / Allan Kellehear -- 7. Policy reform in the psychiatric sector : service responses after deinistitutionalisation / Bill Healy -- Part 2: Communities -- 8. Women and health : an ongoing agenda / Pranee Liamputtong and Judith Dwyer -- 9. Promoting men's health : from pathologies to partnerships / Rick Hayes -- 10. The health of children / Janet Taylor -- 11. Healthy ageing : a new focus on older people's health and well-being / Colette Browning and Hal Kendig -- 12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : social aspects and the role of community groups / Chris L. Peterson -- 13. Aboriginal Australians, governments and participation in health systems / Ian Anderson -- 14. `Our shame, blacks live poor, die young' : indigenous health practice and ethical possibilities for reform / Sandy Toussaint -- 15. Living in a different place at a different time : health policy and Australian ethnic communities / Pranee Liamputtong, Vivian Lin and Prue Bagley -- 16. Queering health : the health of young same-sex-attracted men and women / Damien Ridge, Alana Hulme and David Peasley -- 17. Drugs : a contested policy area / Margaret Hamilton -- 18. Suicidality in the community / Jane Pirkis, Robert Goldney and Philip Burgess.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Healthcare 2010-11 : comparing performance across Australia : report to the Council of Australian Governments /

by McClintock, Paul | COAG Reform Council.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG Reform Council 2012Description: xl, 139 p. : ill.Other title: Health care 2010-11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 30 April 2012 PDF is of full report only Chairman: Paul McClintock. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This is the third Reform Council's report assessing progress under COAG?s National Healthcare Agreement. One of the key findings from the report was that while there has been progress in improving hospital care, it?s not consistent across Australia. For example, elective surgery waiting times have improved in a number of jurisdictions, but some of the states with larger populations are lagging. The report also finds that health outcomes are still not equal for all Australians. For example, more people delayed seeing a GP due to cost, and a quarter of people report financial barriers to seeing a dentist.Availability: (1)

Home truths : mental health, housing and homelessness in Australia

by Mental Health Council of Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Mental Health Council of Australia 2009Description: 68 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2009 Summary: A secure home is widely recognised as providing a fundamental basis for building mental health. However, for many people with a mental illness, achieving or maintaining stable homes can prove difficult, and some slip into unstable housing or even homelessness. It is essential that mental health issues are a part of any discussion on homelessness and housing. The importance of housing for people with mental illness has been repeatedly acknowledged at the highest levels. This recognition has, however, yet to be reflected in policies and funding. This report explores how this lack of recognition affects mental health and homelessness in Australia, and identifies what needs to be done to improve housing outcomes for those adversely affected by this glaring oversight.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving health services through consumer participation : a resource guide for organisations. /

by Commonwealth Department of Public Health | Flinders University | South Australian Community Health Research Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care 2000Description: 148p.Notes: Consumer Focus Collaboration publication--coverSummary: A guide for people working in health care organisations who want to increase consumer participation in the planning, management and evaluation of those organisations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Key concepts and debates in health and social policy. /

by Malin, Nigel | Wilmot, Stephen | Manthorpe, Jill.

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 2002Description: 170 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Options for reforming Australia's health system /

by Boxall, Anne-Marie | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Buckmaster, Luke.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2009Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:29:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reforming Australia : new policies for a new generation. /

by Dawkins, Peter (ed.) | Steketee, Mike (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2004Description: xviii, 170 p. : ill.Notes: Forward by Paul Kelly. This book is based upon the November 2003 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Pursuing Opportunity and Prosperity held at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Mike Steketee and Peter Dawkins -- 2. The intergenerational debate / Peter Dawkins -- 3. From Welfare to work / Mike Steketee -- 4. Work and family / Mark Wooden -- 5. Indigenous development / George Megalogenis -- 6. Education and innovation / Peter Dawkins -- 7. Health policy / John Freebairn -- 8. Trade liberalisation and the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement / Sisira Jayasuriya / Future directions for competition policy / Stephen King -- 10. The budget constraint / Alan Wood -- 11. Conclusions / Peter Dawkins and Mike Steketee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Should we expand the use of pay-for-performance in health care? /

by Boxall, Anne-marie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliamentary Research Service, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Parliamentary Library. Research paper ; 23 November, no. 12,.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes biographical references.Summary: Governments play a vital role in driving quality improvements in health care. They use various means, but publicly reporting performance data and linking performance and financial incentives' pay-for-performance (P4P) are two common ones. This paper examines the evidence on the impact of P4P schemes in health care. While the evidence is limited and yields mixed results, some experts argue that this should not spell the end for P4P. Instead, they suggest that policy-makers proceed with caution and use the existing evidence to highlight the challenges commonly associated with the use of P4P in health care. Some of the most important challenges are designing a system with substantial rewards and targets that are reasonably difficult to achieve; minimal unintended consequences and incentives to 'game' the system, and; incentives for both the best and worst performers to improve the quality of health care. This paper also outlines recommendations made by Professor Ian Scott on the necessary design features for successful P4P schemes in the Australian context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Talking it up! Aboriginal voices in the formulation of policy that works /

by Wesley Mission Victoria.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria Wesley Mission Victoria Summary: Talking it up stresses the need to listen to the voices of Aboriginal consumers directly, not just through the voices of Aboriginal organisations, in the formulation of health policy. It emphasises the importance of seeking out and including the voices of Aboriginal consumers in Government health policy development. The 'Talking it Up' research report is the result of a collaborative project between Wesley Mission Victoria, Deakin University, and Aboriginal elders associated with the Maya Healing Centre. The project came out of the elders? work with Aboriginal people over many years, which identified that Aboriginal people in metropolitan Melbourne felt that they had no voice in decision making processes, in particular when it came to identifying and addressing the issues associated with their healthAvailability: No items available

The Australian health care system. /

by Duckett, Stephen J.

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2000Description: xxix, 290 p.Notes: March 2000 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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