Before starting the discussion, please read the Module that opened on Week 11. This topic will provide an opportunity for the class to discuss the Australian health care system. We will use as a reference a recent publication (2012) of the Commonwealth Fund that analyzes several health care systems around the world in a short and concise manner You can see here the full report: CWF_Intl_Profiles_2012.pdf and more resources and interesting links in the document that has been provided several weeks ago in the course: References Countries & Health Systems. Some of you might have already started thinking or discussing key issues in the Australian health care system, so you can take the lead individually or as a group to play the role of the MOH team or providing comments in the role of a consultant or consultant team. The Australian section in the above mentioned document is attached to this discussion board. The rest of the group is welcome to participate to enrich the discussion. (See a more detailed description here: Week 11-15 Assignments)
Please follow the guidelines and deadlines that are posted the "Modules" section under "Weeks 11 to 15: Global Healthcare Management Assembly [GHMA] Symposium (March 18 to April 21)"
Please open one subject for the MOH perspective and one for the Consultant's respond. After the discussion starts try to keep it in those two subject areas, and only if needed you can open one or two more subjects to facilitate the discussion of a specific topic that emerges from the two original subjects.
After the discussion is over, those of you that served as members of the MOH or Consultant teams during the discussion, please follow the guidelines of the A2: MOH Report report or the A3: Consultant Report and submit it in the Respective Assignment tool within a week of the end of this discussion. Indicate in the report if it is an individual or group report and the names of all the participants as they appear on the course so I can identify you. In the case of a report made by several individuals, please all of you should post it in the assignment tool so it is registered for the completion certificate.