Flashcards in AUSTRALIAN HEALTH SYSTEM Deck (8)
NAME THE 7 VALUES THAT UNDERPIN THE HEALTH SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA
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
WHAT DOES CONTINUOUS REFER TO
Increasing the level of communication between healt professionals (the chiro, doctor and physio all know medical records)
WHAT DOES RESPONSIVE REFER TO
Treating people with respect, including patient confidentiality, and making sure the health system is client based.
WHAT DOES ACCESSIBLE REFER TO
Everyone is able to to access health care, despite cultural, economic and distance barriers
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
WHAT DOES EFFICIENT REFER TO
Achieving the desired outcome in cost effective ways, and effective use of resources