การบริการสุขภาพของออสเตรเลียJanuary 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Australia, สำหรับพยาบาลไทย | Leave a comment
Universal health care
The Australian health system is world class in both effectiveness and efficiency: Australia consistently ranks in the best performing group of countries for healthy life expectancy and health expenditure per person (World Health Organization, 2010). Medicare is Australia’s universal public health system, providing free public hospital care and subsidies for primary care. Medicare ensures that all Australians have access to
a broad range of quality health services. The Australian Government provides significant financing for the health system, working closely with state and territory governments with responsibility for on-the-ground delivery of hospital services. A private health sector complements the public system.
The Australian population has a generally good health status, with an average life expectancy at birth of 81.8 years (79.5 for men and 84 for women), one of the highest in the world. There are some groups with poor health status, and closing the gap on life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander peoples is a national priority. Generally the pattern of disease in Australia is similar to that of other developed countries.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
Since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been vital to Australia’s health care system, flying sick people from rural and remote areas to where they can obtain treatment, and providing them with primary health care. Today the RFDS has a fleet of more than 50 aircraft and operates from
21 bases across Australia.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides health care across Australia through more than 275,000 patient contacts a year – that’s one person every two minutes!