Integrating quality into healthcare pricing systems

Options for integrating quality into healthcare pricing systems

A review was undertaken between September 2012 – March 2013 as part of a larger work program being managed jointly by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA).

The purpose of the literature review was to review the evidence on existing mechanisms in operation which aim to integrate quality and safety into the pricing or funding arrangements for health care. This relatively small project is critical in the context of current national health reforms including the introduction of a national model of Activity Based Funding.

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Eagar K, Sansoni J, Loggie C et al. (2013) A Literature Review on Integrating Quality and Safety into Hospital Pricing Systems. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.

In July 2013, the Deeble Institute Board published the sixth evidence brief of 2013 entitled, ‘Is it possible to incorporate quality into hospital pricing systems?’, which was co-written with the University of Wollongong’s Australian Health Services Research Institute. :

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Is it possible to incorporate quality into hospital pricing systems?

The authors also wrote a piece for Croakey, which was posted 31 July 2013.


Last reviewed: 1 August, 2017


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