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Analysis And Comment Commentary

Australian perspective

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1505
  1. J Jill Gordon, associate professor (
  1. 1Medical Education, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

    Hutchinson explores the likely educational impact of changes in health service design and delivery on the part of the NHS in England.1 In Australia, we envy the way in which centralist arrangements in the UK help to disseminate improvements to services and training.2 Here, funding is split between the Commonwealth and the states and between the public and private sectors. Despite the differences, however, many similar concerns and problems prevail.

    Rather than a patient led environment, Australia is still working toward one that is more patient centred. Patient centred care is embedded in the national patient safety framework developed under the auspices of …

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