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Healthcare in Australia is in crisis - what are the solutions?

Healthcare in Australia is in crisis - what are the solutions?

This book is my attempt to find the truth about health care in Australia today; what decisions were made in the 1970s and 1980s that have resulted in the system in which I work; and who made those decisions' After the success of Making The Cut, in which he described his work as a surgeon, and The Patient, in which he wrote about the life of a man terminally ill with cancer, Mohamed Khadra moves to their natural sequel - the topical subject of the healthcare system in Australia. In this book, Khadra explains how our hospitals came to be stifled by bureaucracy; whether we can and should administer universally free health care to our population; and how best we can do that in 2010. He also peppers the book with compelling examples of real people he has treated - patients whose health he should have been able to improve, but who became stuck in a system that made their lives worse. Heath care is an incredibly emotive topic, which everyone has an opinion on.


Praise for Making The Cut: Unputdownable. . . I read the book straight through one night. . . A tough-minded book, but also full of love . . . Compelling and memorable


Praise for Making The Cut: Totally absorbing and brilliantly written . . . Khadra offers a unique and often moving insight into the world of the surgeon


Praise for Making The Cut: Khadra's vignettes are those that so many in our profession of medicine will readily identify with . . . A book well worth reading

Australian Medicine

Praise for Making The Cut: Gripping

Sun Herald

Praise for Making The Cut: A very good writer capable of describing the challenges of modern surgery and the modern hospital system . . . provides human insights into people who save lives with a scalpel and rarely a kind word.


Praise for Making The Cut: A fascinating read.

Australian Doctor

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    October 1, 2010

    William Heinemann Australia

    288 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook


    October 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    288 pages

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