Individuals and communities are experiencing increasingly complex health issues which vary widely in different local contexts (World Health Organization (WHO), 2010). Healthcare systems are accordingly highly complex, interconnected and constantly changing, with reforms regularly implemented. The increasing costs of healthcare result in governments and healthcare organisations focusing on public cost containment, often reducing the healthcare workforce and increasing client numbers.
|Title of host publication||Health practice relationships|
|Editors||Narelle Patton, Joy Higgs, Anne Croker, Diane Tasker, Jill Hummell|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Practice, education, work and society|
Hummell, J., Tasker, D., & Croker, A. (2014). Healthcare systems and policies. In N. Patton, J. Higgs, A. Croker, D. Tasker, & J. Hummell (Eds.), Health practice relationships (pp. 229-236). (Practice, education, work and society; Vol. 9). Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-788-9_27