National Health Performance Authority

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National health performance authority hospital performance: time patients spent in emergency departments in 2011−12

The National Health Performance Authority was set up set up under the National Health Reform Act 2011 as an independent body to provide locally relevant and nationally consistent information on the performance of healthcare organisations and health systems. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed...
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Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals from 2011–12 to 2013–14

Every day, decisions are made in hospitals, or by governments, that influence how efficiently hospitals run. In 2013–14, the running costs of public hospitals ($44 billion) continued to represent the largest proportion of the $154.6 billion that was spent on health by all governments, insurers...
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Healthy communities: immunisation rates for children in 2014–15

Although the percentage of children fully immunised in Australia is high, rates are not uniform across the country and there are significant variations at the local level. Overview: The third report on child immunisation rates from the National Health Performance Authority finds that while coverage...
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Hospital performance: costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals in 2011–12

Some public hospitals spend nearly twice as much money as others to provide similar services to similar groups of patients. Overview Hospitals account for a large share of the funds Australia spends on the health sector each year. In 2011–12, about 30% of the estimated...
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Healthy communities: frequent GP attenders and their use of health services in 2012–13

More than one-third of Australians (35.3%) went to a GP six or more times in 2012–13, and those who went most often tended to be older and less wealthy, were more likely to have several long-term health conditions and were more likely to see several...