Activity Based Funding – CHSD Education and Information Series – University of Wollongong – Centre for Health Service Development

Posted on April 6, 2010. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , |

Activity Based Funding – CHSD Education and Information Series – University of Wollongong – Centre for Health Service Development
 
“On 3 March 2010, Prime Minister Rudd released a proposal for reform of the Australian health system called ‘A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s Future’.  A key feature of this reform proposal is the national introduction of Activity Based Funding (ABF).
 
The CHSD is producing a series of short papers on ABF.  This education and information series is designed to explain some of the key issues surrounding the Rudd hospital reform plan in more detail. ”

As at 2 August 2011, the following papers are available”

ABF Information Series No. 1: What is activity-based funding?
ABF Information Series No. 2: The special case of smaller and regional hospitals
ABF Information Series No. 3: Lessons from the USA
ABF Information Series No. 4: The cost of public hospitals – which State or Territory is the most efficient?
Note: If you have already downloaded ABF Number 4 above, please note that a revision was issued on 27 March 2010. The link above is to the 27 March revision.
ABF Information Series No. 5: Counting acute inpatient care
ABF Information Series No. 6: Subacute care
ABF Information Series No. 7: Research and training
ABF Information Series No. 8: Mental health [NEW]

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