The Impact and Cost of Health Sector Regulation – Australian Centre for Health Research – June 2010

Posted on July 22, 2010. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

The Impact and Cost of Health Sector Regulation – Australian Centre for Health Research – June 2010

Prepared by Julie Novak, Chris Berg and Tim Wilson

“Executive Summary
• The demands on Australia’s health care sector will increase considerably as the Australian population ages.
• The regulatory burden on health care professionals is increasing and is coming at the expense of fulfilling their primary purpose of providing health care services.
• Health care providers may be required to liaise with up to 100 health care regulators with nearly 80 commonwealth regulators and between 15 and 20 in each state.
• There are now more than 22,600 pages of combined state and federal legislation across 305 different Acts of Parliament covering the health sector.
• There are unnecessary disparities in regulation for health care providers between States which cause confusion and increase the barriers to establishing new health care facilities.”…continues

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