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Have we really thought through health reform?

Hyde, Jim 2006, Have we really thought through health reform?, Australian prospect, Autumn, pp. 1-9.

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Title Have we really thought through health reform?
Author(s) Hyde, Jim
Journal name Australian prospect
Season Autumn
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Australian Prospect
Place of publication Barrengarry, N. S. W.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1834-2736
Keyword(s) health care reform
health and illness
health determinants
Summary With all the discussion around about health care reform in Australia we are missing a fundamental issue about health and illness. They are not the same! There is a disconnect between the rhetoric of reform, the apparent political support for prevention and health promotion, and the realities of decisions being taken and understanding of the underlying assumptions of health determinants.Preventing ill health and promoting health have been seen as the point of departure for good health care, at least rhetorically, ever since the Alma Ata Declaration (1978) and the Ottawa Charter (1986). Australia along with other member states of the WHO is signatories to both and they have underpinned official health policy with a rhetorical flourish in many a document since.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046430

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Population Health
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