Productivity Commission Report rejected by public hospitals – 19 May 2010

Posted on May 19, 2010. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

PC Report rejected by public hospitals
Spokesperson: Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2010
“The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) today rejected the conclusions of the Productivity Commission in its Supplement to the Report into Public and Private Hospitals, released today and expressed outrage at the Commission’s use of death rates to compare efficiency across the public and private sectors. This is particularly the case when the report itself acknowledges that the methods it used are ‘experimental’.

“The Productivity Commission (PC) Report is an extremely poor piece of research and analysis. It reveals a total lack of understanding among the Commissioners of the differences between the public and private hospital sectors and will do nothing to promote efforts to improve patient safety throughout Australian hospitals,” Ms Prue Power, Executive Director, said today.”  … continues on the site


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