Chapter 7. Health Care in Australia

July 2007
Australian Encyclopedia -- About Australia;2007, p94
Book Chapter
A chapter of the book "Australian Encyclopedia--About Australia," is presented. It discusses the developments in the health care sector in Australia. The national health policies and subsidies health services are set by the Australian government through the Department of Health and Ageing. Medicare in the country was first introduced in 1984 with half of all Australians covered by private health insurance. The country also has the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides aeromedical emergency and health care service.


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