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Inspiring Innovation

  • Sandra G. Leggat
  • Judith Dwyer

Abstract

The workplace reform that is the subject of this book has been justified on the basis of the need for higher productivity, cost control, modernization and greater accountability of healthcare providers to government, the community and the corporation. Productivity has indeed improved and government has had some impact in addressing costs. Many customs and practices have been modified, and outputs are now more tightly specified by governments for the public sector and by corporate owners in the private sector. However, the pressure on the Australian health system has only strengthened, with workforce shortages, budget deficits in public hospitals, turbulence in the profitability and ownership of private hospitals, and increasing concern about quality and safety in all sectors.

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National Health Service Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Practice Healthcare Industry Psychological Safety 
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