The paper "The Impact of Government Policy" is an excellent example of a research paper on politics. Economic prosperity depends on the health levels of a nation’s population whereas economic development depends on the equitable distribution of the health services. Irrespective of this benefit, the achievement of equitable distribution of health services faces a number of challenges that negatively impact on the quality of the available health services. Populations living in urban centers are able to access affordable health services compared to individuals living in remote regions. The major contributory factor to this trend is the formulation of government policies that simply ignore the rural populations. These discriminatory policies have resulted in high mortality rates among the rural populations in comparison to the urban populations.
This report seeks to assess the success of the health responsibility policy in the hands of the federal government. As the nation’s executive body, the federal government will ensure the equitable distribution of health services and workers across Australia. Additionally, the government will develop a training curriculum that will ensure that the health workers are equipped with sufficient skills and knowledge to ensure the delivery of quality health services. Information for this analysis is gathered from secondary sources such as committee reports that were specifically assigned to look into the impact of the health policy. From the analysis, the policy positively impacts on the health worker’s principles as identified by the Australian Health Work Force Officials Committee.
Policies set at the national administration level directly impact on the delivery and accessibility of health services within a nation. This impact depends highly on the practical execution and implementation of the formulated policies. The Department of Health and Ageing reports that public health reforms should focus primarily on preventive care, workforce reform, enhanced governance and application of information technologies and increased community involvement. Towards the completion of this report, qualitative data will be gathered from primary sources to ensure its integrity. Additionally, qualitative data will be used to assess the suitability of the medical services provided across the nation.
2.0 Purpose of the Report
This report seeks to emancipate the reader on the policy development process and how it can be improved by critically analyzing the impact of national healthcare policy on healthcare reform and workforce. This analysis will identify the shortcomings of the established process, limitations, its actual execution, and possible improvements.
3.0 Background Information
The Armidale & District Services Inc. (ADSI) is a medical service provider that provides medical services to the indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population that have been negatively impacted by decades of poor policy formulation by the Australian government.