Report on Government Services 2014 – Productivity Commission – volume E Health due for publication Thursday 30 January 2014

Posted on January 29, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2014 – Productivity Commission – volume E – Health due for publication Thursday 30 January 2014

Will cover:

Public hospitals
Primary and community health
Mental health management

Other volumes

Volume A: Approach to performance reporting – 28 January 2014
Volume B: Child care, education and training – 28 January 2014
Volume C: Justice 29 January 2014
Volume D: Emergency Management – 29 January 2014
Volume F: Community services – 31 January 2014
Volume G: Housing and Homelessness – 31 January 2014
Indigenous compendium – due April 2014

 

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An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future – Productivity Commission – 22 November 2013

Posted on November 27, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Health Policy | Tags: |

An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future – Productivity Commission – 22 November 2013

“The report focuses on the effects of ageing on economic output (underpinned by changes in population, participation and productivity) and the resulting implications for government budgets were current policy settings to be maintained. In that context, it will help inform the forthcoming Intergenerational Report (IGR).”

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Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia – Productivity Commission – July 2013

Posted on July 24, 2013. Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , |

Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia – Productivity Commission – July 2013

ISBN 978-1-74037-445-3
McLachlan, R., Gilfillan, G. and Gordon, J. 2013, Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia, rev., Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper, Canberra.

“…this research paper has sought to find answers to a number of questions, including:
• what does it mean to be disadvantaged?
• how many Australians are disadvantaged and who are they?
• what is the depth and persistence of disadvantage in Australia?
• where do Australians experiencing disadvantage live?
• what factors influence a person’s risk of experiencing disadvantage?
• what are the costs of disadvantage and who bears them?”

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Report on Government Services 2013: Indigenous Compendium – Productivity Commission – 19 April 2013

Posted on April 26, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2013: Indigenous Compendium – Productivity Commission – 19 April 2013

Produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Part E Health sector

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Report on Government Services 2013 – Productivity Commission – 31 January 2013

Posted on January 31, 2013. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2013  

“This report was released on 31 January 2013. It has been produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP). The report has been published in two volumes.

Also released with the report are attachment tables and data quality information (DQI’s).”

… continues

Includes
Part E (Health)
Health sector overview
Chapter 10 Public hospitals
Chapter 11 Primary and community health
Chapter 12 Mental health management
Part F (Community services)
Community services sector overview (PDF – 1072 Kb)
Chapter 13 Aged care services
Chapter 14 Services for people with disability
Chapter 15 Child protection and youth justice services

Factsheets

Ambulance events (PDF – 136 Kb)
Maternity services (PDF – 176 Kb)
Public hospitals (PDF – 107 Kb)
Primary and community health services (PDF – 273 Kb)
Mental health management (PDF – 229 Kb)
Aged care services (PDF – 237 Kb)
Services for people with disability (PDF – 198 Kb)
Child protection and out-of-home care services (PDF – 215 Kb)

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Report on Government Services 2012 – Productivity Commission – 31 January 2012

Posted on February 2, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2012 – Productivity Commission – 31 January 2012

“This report was released on 31 January 2012. It has been produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP). The report has been published in two volumes. Also released with the report are attachment tables and data quality information (DQI’s). These are not part of the printed report but are available on this web page. An errata has been issued with the report.”

Part E (Health)
Health sector summary
Summary, attachment tables and DQI’s (PDF – 1145 Kb)
Attachment tables only (XLS – 884 Kb)
Chapter 10 Public Hospitals
Chapter, attachment tables and DQI’s (PDF – 1315 Kb)
Attachment tables only (XLS – 1886 Kb)
Chapter 11 Primary and community health
Chapter, attachment tables and DQI’s (PDF – 2057 Kb)
Attachment tables only (XLS – 1346 Kb)
Chapter 12 Mental health management
Chapter, attachment tables and DQI’s (PDF – 986 Kb)
Attachment tables only (XLS – 1070 Kb)

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2010 Indigenous Expenditure Report Supplement to Australian Government Expenditure by State and Territory – Productivity Commission – 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Economics | Tags: , |

 

2010 Indigenous Expenditure Report Supplement to Australian Government Expenditure by State and Territory – Productivity Commission – 2011

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

 

“This supplement extends the methods and data used in the Indigenous Expenditure Report to estimate Australian Government ‘own purpose’ expenditure on services to Indigenous Australians by state and territory.

 

The first Indigenous Expenditure Report — commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments and developed under the auspice of the Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations — was publicly released on 28 February 2011. It provided, for the first time, comprehensive and comparable information on expenditure by the Australian, State and Territory Governments on both Indigenous specific services and the estimated Indigenous share of mainstream services. However, at the time of its publication, it was not possible to allocate Australian Government direct expenditure to individual states and territories. This  supplement provides that allocation, and thus also enables the estimation of the total government resources committed in each state and territory.”

 

 

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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2011 – Productivity Commission – released 25 August 2011

Posted on August 31, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2011 – Productivity Commission – released 25 August 2011

“In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has an important long-term objective. It is to inform Australian governments about whether policies and programs are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous people. This will help guide where further work is needed.”

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Disability Care and Support: Inquiry report from the Productivity Commission – 10 August 2011

Posted on August 11, 2011. Filed under: Disability | Tags: |

Disability Care and Support: Inquiry report from the Productivity Commission – 10 August 2011

Chapters

Preliminaries

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Why real change is needed

Chapter 3 Who is the NDIS for?

Chapter 4 The role of the community and the NDIS

Chapter 5 What individualised supports will the NDIS fund?

Chapter 6 Aligning the Disability Support Pension with goals of the NDIS

Chapter 7 Assessing care and support needs

Chapter 8 Who has the decision-making power?

Chapter 9 Governance of the NDIS

Chapter 10 Delivering disability services

Chapter 11 Disability within the Indigenous community

Chapter 12 Collecting and using data under the NDIS

Chapter 13 Early intervention

Chapter 14 Where should the money come from? Financing the NDIS

Chapter 15 Workforce issues

Chapter 16 The cost of the NDIS

Chapter 17 Insurance arrangements for injury

Chapter 18 A national injury insurance scheme

Chapter 19 Implementation

Chapter 20 The benefits of reform

Appendix A Consultations

References

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Caring for Older Australians – Productivity Commission Inquiry report – 8 August 2011

Posted on August 9, 2011. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Caring for Older Australians – Productivity Commission Inquiry report – 8 August 2011

This inquiry report, including online appendices and errata, was released on 8 August 2011.

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Report on Government Services 2011: Indigenous Compendium – Productivity Commission – 21 April 2011

Posted on May 2, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2011: Indigenous Compendium – Productivity Commission – 21 April 2011

“This report was released on 21 April 2011. It was produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP). It contains all Indigenous data reported in the Report on Government Services 2011.”

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2010 Indigenous Expenditure Report – Productivity Commission – 28 February 2011

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Economics | Tags: |

2010 Indigenous Expenditure Report – Productivity Commission – 28 February 2011

“The first Indigenous Expenditure Report was released on 28 February 2011. It contains estimates of the levels and patterns of government expenditure on services relating to Indigenous Australians in 2008-09. An errata (PDF – 19 Kb) has been issued with the report.

The Indigenous Expenditure Report itself makes no assessment of the adequacy of government expenditure. However, the estimates in the report, when combined with other information (such as levels of Indigenous disadvantage) can contribute to a better understanding of the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of government expenditure on services to Indigenous Australians.

The Report was prepared for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) under the auspices of the Ministerial Council for Federal Financial Relations. It was overseen by the Indigenous Expenditure Report Steering Committee, comprising representatives from all Australian, State and Territory Government Treasuries and specialist data agencies, and supported by a Secretariat from the Productivity Commission.”  …continues on the site 

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Disability Care and Support: Draft report – Productivity Commission – 28 February 2011

Posted on February 28, 2011. Filed under: Disability, Health Economics | Tags: |

Disability Care and Support: Draft report – Productivity Commission – 28 February 2011

“This draft report was released on 28 February 2011. You are invited to examine this report and make written submissions to the Productivity Commission by 30 April 2011.”

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Report on Government Services 2011 – Productivity Commission – 28 January 2011

Posted on January 28, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2011 – Productivity Commission – 28 January 2011

“It [the report] has been produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP).”

Chapter 10 Public Hospitals
Chapter 11 Primary and community health
Chapter 12 Health management issues
Chapter 13 Aged care services
Chapter 14 Services for people with a disability

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Labour Force Participation of Women Over 45 – Productivity Commission Staff working paper – 17 January 2011

Posted on January 25, 2011. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: |

Labour Force Participation of Women Over 45 – Productivity Commission Staff working paper – 17 January 2011
By Geoff Gilfillan and Les Andrews

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Caring For Older Australians: Draft report from the Productivity Commission – 21 January 2011

Posted on January 21, 2011. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Caring For Older Australians: Draft report from the Productivity Commission – 21 January 2011

“This draft report was released on 21 January 2011. You are invited to examine this report and make written submissions to the Productivity Commission by Monday 21 March 2011

Australia’s aged care system needs a major overhaul to meet the challenge of an ageing population and improve the wellbeing of older Australians, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission.

The draft report – Caring for Older Australians – identifies a number of weaknesses in the aged care system. While over one million older people receive aged care services, the system is difficult to navigate, there are gaps in service coverage, user charges are inconsistent and inequitable, and the workforce is under pressure. The Commission is proposing a wide-ranging package of reforms to address these issues, including a much simpler, single gateway into aged care.”

…continues on the site

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Childhood Obesity: An Economic Perspective – Productivity Commission – 25 October 2010

Posted on October 26, 2010. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Health Status | Tags: , |

Childhood Obesity: An Economic Perspective – Productivity Commission – 25 October 2010

Staff working paper

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Joseph Stiglitz Seminar – The Productivity Commission – 29 July 2010

Posted on August 11, 2010. Filed under: Health Economics, Workforce | Tags: |

Joseph Stiglitz Seminar – The Productivity Commission – 29 July 2010

“The Productivity Commission hosted a seminar by Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz on 29 July 2010. The seminar was the first event in the Economic Society of Australia’s Eminent Speaker Series, sponsored nationally by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Qantas.

Professor Stiglitz’s presentation – From Measuring Production to Measuring Wellbeing (PDF – 63 Kb)  – drew on a report, commissioned by French President Nicholas Sarkozy and chaired by Professor Stiglitz, Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress.”

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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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Public and Private Hospitals: Multivariate Analysis – Supplement to Research Report – Productivity Commission – 18 May 2010

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

Public and Private Hospitals: Multivariate Analysis – Supplement to Research Report

The Commission has prepared a supplement to its December 2009 report Public and Private Hospitals. The supplement was released on 18 May 2010.    ISBN – 978-1-74037-314-2

Productivity Commission 2010, Public and Private Hospitals: Multivariate Analysis, Supplement to Research Report, Canberra.
ABC commentary on this

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Disability Care and Support Issues Paper from the Productivity Commission – 17 May 2010

Posted on May 18, 2010. Filed under: Disability | Tags: |

Disability Care and Support Issues Paper from the Productivity Commission – 17 May 2010

“The issues paper is intended to assist you in preparing a submission to the Commission.

It covers a range of issues that the Commission is seeking information and feedback on. To ensure your submission is consideration prior to release of the inquiry’s draft report – your submission should reach the Commission by Wednesday 30 June 2010.”

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Strengthening Evidence-based Policy in the Australian Federation – Productivity Commission – 1 April 2010

Posted on April 6, 2010. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Strengthening Evidence-based Policy in the Australian Federation – Productivity Commission – 1 April 2010

Roundtable proceedings

“The Productivity Commission’s 2009 roundtable was organised around the topic Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy in the Australian Federation, and held at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 17-18 August 2009.

Participants included government officials, academics, consultants and representatives of non-government organisations. Keynote addresses were presented by Dr Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, and Professor Jeffrey Smith of the University of Michigan.

The roundtable discussed the principles of the evidence-based policy movement and reviewed how well Australian use of evidence conformed to best practice. It then considered how to improve the availability of quality evidence, and reviewed possible institutional developments to embed good use of evidence more firmly into policy-making.

The roundtable proceedings are being published to enable a wider audience access to the information and insights that emerged. This volume includes papers by the speakers and a summary of the key points covered in the discussion sessions. A second volume is a background paper prepared by Commission staff and provided to roundtable participants.”

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Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: Occupational Health and Safety – Productivity Commission – 6 April 2010

Posted on April 6, 2010. Filed under: Occupational Hlth Safety | Tags: |

Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: Occupational Health and Safety – Productivity Commission
Research report
This research report was released on 6 April 2010.

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The Effects of Education and Health on Wages and Productivity – Productivity Commission – released 18 March 2010

Posted on March 18, 2010. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: |

The Effects of Education and Health on Wages and Productivity – Productivity Commission – released 18 March 2010
Staff working paper
This paper by Matthew Forbes, Andrew Barker and Stewart Turner

ISBN 978-1-74037-309-8

Extract from the overview:

“In 2006 the Productivity Commission published a report on the potential benefits of the National Reform Agenda (NRA). The NRA is a program of reforms that were proposed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to address impediments to productivity growth and to achieve higher levels of workforce participation and productivity. In March 2008 COAG announced a ‘COAG Reform Agenda’ that focuses on many of the areas that were part of the NRA, including productivity, education, skills and early childhood (COAG 2008).

The NRA includes a ‘stream’ of reforms to address human capital development. ‘Human capital’ refers to the set of attributes that makes it possible for individuals to work and contribute to production. It encompasses skills, work experience, health and intangible characteristics such as motivation and work ethic. Human capital is a key driver of workforce participation and labour productivity and, at the aggregate level, gross domestic product, consumption and community wellbeing. Measures to maintain and enhance the community’s stock of human capital are likely to increase standards of living.

As part of its report on the potential benefits of the NRA, the Commission was asked to estimate the potential future benefits to the community of increasing education levels and reducing the incidence of chronic illnesses. In particular, the Commission investigated six ‘target’ conditions: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, mental illness and serious injury. The Commission’s task included estimating the effects of NRA reforms on labour force participation and labour productivity. To do this, the Commission undertook an extensive review of the literature, drawing from Australian and overseas sources to estimate the effects of education and chronic illness on labour market outcomes. Results from the literature indicated that increasing levels of education and reducing the incidence of illness are associated with higher levels of workforce participation and labour productivity.”

…continues

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Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector – Productivity Commission – 11 February 2010

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: NGOs / Third Sector | Tags: |

Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector – Productivity Commission – 11 February 2010

This research report was released on 11 February 2010.

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Report on Government Services 2010 – Productivity Commission – 29 January 2010

Posted on January 29, 2010. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Report on Government Services 2010

“This report was released on 29 January 2010. It has been produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP). The report has been published in two volumes. Also released with the report are attachment tables.”

Includes sections on Health:

Part E (Health)
Health preface
Chapter 10 Public Hospitals
Chapter 11 Primary and community health
Chapter 12 Health management issues

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Public and Private Hospitals: Research report – Productivity Commission – report released 10 December 2009

Posted on December 10, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Public and Private Hospitals: Research report – Productivity Commission – report released 10 December 2009

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Public and Private Hospitals – Productivity Commission Discussion Draft Report – 15 October 2009

Posted on November 10, 2009. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Public and Private Hospitals – Productivity Commission Discussion Draft Report – 15 October 2009

“The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on the relative performance of the public and private hospital systems, and related data issues. As part of the study, the Commission has been requested to consider:

  • comparative hospital and medical costs for clinically similar procedures performed by public and private hospitals
  • the rate of hospital-acquired infections by type, reported by public and private hospitals
  • rates of fully-informed financial consent by privately-insured patients, out-of-pocket expenses for patients who do not give such consent, and best-practice examples where fully-informed financial consent is provided for every procedure
  • other relevant performance indicators, including the ability of such indicators to inform comparisons of hospital performance and efficiency.

If any of the above tasks prove not fully possible because of conceptual problems or data limitations, the Commission is to propose developments to improve the feasibility of future comparisons.

The Commission has also been asked to advise the Government on the most appropriate indexation factor for the Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds.”

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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2009 – Productivity Commission – released on 2 July 2009

Posted on July 3, 2009. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2009 – Productivity Commission – released on 2 July 2009

In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has an important long-term objective. It is to inform Australian governments about whether policy programs and interventions are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous people. This will help guide where further work is needed.

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Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems: Issues paper – Australia – Productivity Commission 22 June 2009

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement, Nat Hlth & Hosps Reform Comm | Tags: |

Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems: Issues paper – Australia – Productivity Commission 22 June 2009

Full text of the paper:

Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems issues paper (PDF – 322 Kb)   An issues paper for the study on the Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems was released on 22 June 2009.

“The issues paper is intended to assist you in preparing a submission to the Commission. It covers a range of issues that the Commission is seeking information and feedback on. To ensure due consideration of your input prior to release of the study’s preliminary results, your submission should reach the Commission by 27 July 2009.”

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Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems – Commissioned study by the Productivity Commission 15 May 2009

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement, Nat Hlth & Hosps Reform Comm | Tags: |

Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems – Commissioned study

Issues paper released 22 June 2009

Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems issues paper (PDF – 322 Kb)

“The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on the relative performance of the public and private hospital systems, and related data issues. As part of the study, the Commission has been requested to consider:

* comparative hospital and medical costs for clinically similar procedures performed by public and private hospitals
* the rate of hospital-acquired infections by type, reported by public and private hospitals
* rates of fully-informed financial consent for privately insured patients treated as private patients in both public and private hospitals
* out-of-pocket expenses for patients who do not receive enough financial information to give fully-informed financial consent
* best-practice examples of where fully-informed financial consent is provided for every procedure
* other relevant performance indicators, including the ability of such indicators to inform comparisons of hospital performance and efficiency.

If any of the above tasks prove not fully possible because of conceptual problems or data limitations, the Commission is to propose developments to improve the feasibility of future comparisons.

The Commission has also been asked to advise the Government on the most appropriate indexation factor for the Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds.”

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Productivity Commission to review the contribution of the not-for-profit sector March 2009

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: NGOs / Third Sector | Tags: |

Productivity Commission to review the contribution of the not-for-profit sector

Commissioned study
On 17 March 2009, the Productivity Commission received a terms of reference from the Government asking it to undertake a commissioned study on the contributions of the not for profit sector.

The study’s focus is on:

improving the measurement of the sector’s contributions
removing obstacles to maximising its contributions to society.

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Evidence-based policy-making: What is it? How do we get it?

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Health Policy, Workforce | Tags: |

Evidence-based policy-making: What is it? How do we get it? Productivity Commission Chairman Gary Banks gave a speech at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)/Australian National University (ANU) Lecture Series on 4 February 2009.

Early versions of the paper were presented to an Australian Public Service Commission ‘Leader-to-Leader’ seminar in October 2008, and as a keynote address to the Annual Conference of the Economics Society in August 2008.

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Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes [Australia]

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Health Professions, Workforce | Tags: , |

Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes – Research report released on 6 February 2009 from the Productivity Commission

The Mutual Recognition Agreement and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement are innovative mechanisms for reducing the costs of regulatory differences among Australian jurisdictions and between Australia and New Zealand.
In this second five yearly review of the schemes, the Commission found that the schemes had brought benefits through increased mobility of labour and merchandise, but that there remained scope to further enhance their operations. Key areas are: bringing greater certainty to the way the schemes operate in relation to occupations; and facilitating interactions between regulators, governments, tribunals and the public.

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