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Price of Health Australian Governments and Medical Politics, 1910-1960

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ISBN-10: 0521523222

ISBN-13: 9780521523226

Edition: 2002

Authors: James A. Gillespie

List price: $73.00
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No area of social welfare in Australia has seen as much conflict as health policy. Clashes have involved the medical profession, bureaucrats, friendly societies and political parties, often to the detriment of the patient. This book provides background to the current debate by studying the political conflict over health policy in Australia from 1910-1960. It looks at both state and national levels for the origins of the system of publicly subsidized private practice epitomized in the fee-for-service scheme. The different currents within state policy are analysed along with the various obstructions to the development of the national health insurance policy. The role of the British Medical…    
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Medicine and the State: 1900 to 1939
'A game of animal grab', medical practice, 1920-1939
National hygiene and nationalization: the failure of a federal health policy, 1918-1939
Doctors, the states and interwar medical politics
The defeat of national health insurance
The Reconstruction of Medicine? Planning and Politics, 1940 to 1949
The BMA wins the War
From 'Sales and service' to 'cash and carry': the planning of postwar reconstruction
Paying the doctor: the BMA caught between salaried medicine and fee-for-service
Relieving the patient, not the doctor: the Hospital Benefits Act
A war of attrition: the fate of the pharmaceutical benefits scheme
The limits of reform: the Chifley government and a national health service, 1945-1949
The Public and the Private
Private practice, publicly funded: the Page health service
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index