2 Public or PrivateIn Australia, there are public and private health care systemsThe public system is for all Australians and is largely Government funded through our taxesThe private system is available, at an extra cost. This system also receives some Government funding
3 The federal government collects taxes and the Medicare levy which supplies part of the health care budget. The state government then contributes additional funds. Individuals and health insurance companies pay the rest
5 AdvantagesDisadvantagesMedicareChoice of Dr for out of Hospital serviceAvailable to all Australian citizensReciprocal agreement b/w other countriesCovers tests and examinationsNo choice of Dr for in- hospital treatmentsWaiting listDoes not cover alternate therapiesDoes not cover full amount of dr visitsPrivate healthInsuranceEnables access to private health insuranceChoice of DrShorter waiting listsCovers alternate therapies and dental, glasses30% government rebateLifetime coverCostlyGapQualifying period
6 Federal National policies- particularly for NHPA Provide funding for health care services and researchFund a range of health promotion such as immunise Australia, Breast Screen and Pap SmearQuarantineMedicare and PBSAge careRegulate private health insuranceDevise food safety laws and regulations
7 StateProvide health services such as hospitals and a range of prevention programs such as Vic HealthGovern schoolsImplement national Mental Health StratergyAmbulanceLicensing GPS, private hospitalLegislation including road rules and smoking bans
8 Local Health inspections Removal of waste Water quality testing Maintaining parks, sporting facilitiesMonitoring environmental health such as noise and pollution levelsDeliver immunisationCo-ordinate meals on wheelsImplement municipal health care plans
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