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Health

Health care in Australia is provided by both private and government organisations. The Australian Government looks after national health policy, with key elements (such as the operation of hospitals) operated by state governments. Medicare is the publicly funded health care system for everyone in Australia. It coexists with a private health system.

Health and wellbeing – states and territories

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States and territories have primary responsibility for public hospitals and community and public health, ambulance, public dental services and mental health programs. Provides links to state and territory health information.

State and territory health departments

Provides links to Australian state and territory health departments.

Department of Health

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of Health

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Undertakes health policy research and coordination, and regulates of various aspects of the health system, including the safety and quality of pharmaceuticals and other therapeutic goods, and the private health insurance industry.
More: For consumers | For health professionals

Department of Health

eHealth

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An eHealth record is a secure online summary of your health information. You control what goes into it, and who can access it. Having an eHealth record can make getting the right treatment faster, safer and easier.

Department of Health

eHealth - general information

Provides information on e-Health. Australians will be able to check their medical history online through the introduction of personally controlled electronic health records, which will boost patient safety, improve health care delivery, and cut waste and duplication.

National E-Health Transition Authority

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

A bi-national Government agency that develops and administers the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which lists requirements for foods.
More: Consumers |Industry

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Medicare

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Medicare, part of the Department of Human Services, provides all Australians with affordable, accessible and high quality health care.
More: Medicare card | Medicare safety net

Department of Human Services

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines.

Department of Human Services