Management in the Australian Health Care Industry
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For undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering management issues in nursing and allied health..The book provides students with basic management theory and skills for them to become effective practitioners and leaders with an excellent grounding in contemporary health issues and challenges. Management in the Australian Health Care Industry 3e is a comprehensive up-to-date guide to themanagement issues that confront the health care industry. It has been written specifically for the Australian market and features a completely revised overview of Australian health care service. This edition places a greater emphasis on the requirements of the allied health professions to reflect the multidisciplinary team approach, whilst still maintaining its applicability to nurses.
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Figures and Tables
Part I: Health Care Systems
1 An overview of the Australian health care system
2 Managing residential aged care
Linda Granade, Barbara Horner and Duncan Boldy.
3 Rural health
4 International health
Mohammed Ali and Paola Ferroni
Part II: Contexts of Health Service Management
5 Health services management - theory and practice
6 Health economics
7 Organisational influences
Tony Badrick and Arthur Preston
8 The allied health professions
9 Legal issues
10 Industrial relations
11 Occupational Safety and Health
Phil Carrivick and Jeff Spickett
Part III: Management Processes
12 Strategic planning
13 Information technology and health informatics
14 Casemix: key issues for heatlh care managers
15 Evaluation of organisational performance
16 Personal performance management
17 Integrated marketing
18 Tendering for services and writing submissions
- The overview of the Australian health care system has been completely revised ensuring that students get the most up-to-date information available.
- The text is now organised into three specific parts for easy reference: Health Care Systems, Context of Health Service Management and Management Processes to aid conceptual understanding.
- Learning Objectives, Introduction, Discussion Questions and Exercises are available in each chapter so students can review, assess and apply the skills learned so far.
Professor Michael Clinton is Dean (Organisational Management) Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology. He is joined by an expert team of contributors from around the country who specialise in their individual topics.