Healthcare in Australia
The government of Australia via the Department of Health and Ageing has set various national health policies and sponsors different health services offered by the state and territory governments and also by the private sector.
The total expenditure spent on health by all government levels and the private sector is said to account for around 9.8% of the country’s gross domestic product.
Australia also faces some growing pressures on health funding due to some technological alterations which has increased the expectations of the patients and also to an increase in the ageing population to a very less extent.
The government of Australia is funding universal medical services and pharmaceuticals and is also offering financial support to public hospitals, residential aged care services and also home and community care for the aged people.
. It is also the main source of funds for researches done on health relative terms and offers assistance for training health professionals and financial support for tertiary students.