The Changing Mix of Welfare in Health Care and Community Support Services Fine, Michael en_US 2021-11-25T12:33:41Z 2021-11-25T12:33:41Z 1995 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a brief overview of changes in responsibility of the state for the provision of welfare services in Australia and considers some of the changes currently being introduced to the welfare mix in Australia. It focuses on two illustrative case studies: health care and the shift in long-term care away from a reliance on nursing homes towards a system of community support. In health care, the pressures on State Governments to achieve efficiency in the public sector has to some extent been offset by the expansion of private investment in commercial health services, with the net result being a gradual increase in the importance of privately operated hospitals and other health services. In the field of long-term care the dominant position that private nursing homes long enjoyed has to some extent been restricted as a result of a combination of measures taken by Commonwealth Government. Despite the limitations of the available evidence it seems clear that there is no single trend which has shaped developments over the past decade. The available data point instead towards increasingly complex patterns of provision with service provision following a number of often contradictory lines of development. As the different levels of Australian government face these contradictory demands, the results are likely to be increasingly diversified, hybrid systems, in which government, market, voluntary and community organisations and families are increasingly interconnected. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733412246 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title The Changing Mix of Welfare in Health Care and Community Support Services en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 61 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fine, Michael, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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