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1

NAME THE 7 VALUES THAT UNDERPIN THE HEALTH SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA

Continous
Responsive
Efficient
Accessibl
Safe
Effective
Susutainable

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WHAT DOES EFFECTIVE REFER TO

Achieving a set goal/outcome in an appropriate timeframe, in a way that is suited to the patient taking into account allergies, stage of disease etc.
Basically, implementing things that work, and getting rid of those that dont

3

WHAT DOES CONTINUOUS REFER TO

Increasing the level of communication between healt professionals (the chiro, doctor and physio all know medical records)

4

WHAT DOES RESPONSIVE REFER TO

Treating people with respect, including patient confidentiality, and making sure the health system is client based.

5

WHAT DOES ACCESSIBLE REFER TO

Everyone is able to to access health care, despite cultural, economic and distance barriers

6

WHAT DOES SAFE REFER TO

Finding risks in relation to health care, assessing and eliminating them. Some dangers/risks include infection for needles, slippy floors and fire or flood

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WHAT DOES EFFICIENT REFER TO

Achieving the desired outcome in cost effective ways, and effective use of resources

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WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE REFER TO

Relates to funding, and ensuring funding remains adequate to provide health care for the generation now, and the generations to come.