Right of private practice in Queensland public hospitals – Queensland Auditor General – 11 July 2013

Posted on July 12, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics |

Right of private practice in Queensland public hospitals – Queensland Auditor General – 11 July 2013

“At the core of the right of private practice scheme is the ability of senior medical officers employed in the public health system to treat patients who come into the public system and elect to be treated as private patients.

This facilitates patient choice, an underlying principle embedded in the Australian Government’s National Health Reform Agreement with the states and territories. The fees charged for these services flow into the public health system.

This interim report is the first of two reports dealing with our performance audit of the right of private practice arrangements in the public health system. This report examines whether the intended health and financial benefits of the scheme are being realised and whether the arrangements are being administered efficiently.”

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