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Doctors will not resign —–They will have to be more efficient with ACTIVITY BASED FUNDING——————SIX Australian public hospitals do more than 200 hip replacements a year. In one, the cost of a hip replacement is $9700 a patient. In another it is $23,400, nearly 2 1/2 times higher.

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tration: Eric Lobbecke Source: News Corp Australia

SIX Australian public hospitals do more than 200 hip replacements a year. In one, the cost of a hip replacement is $9700 a patient. In another it is $23,400, nearly 2 1/2 times higher.

Similarly, the cost of a common treatment for gallstones – laparoscopic cholecystectomy – ranges from $4100 to $7900 a patient, depending on the hospital.

Grattan Institute’s new report, Controlling Costly Care: A Billion-Dollar Hospital Opportunity, reveals substantial differences in costs among Australia’s public hospitals. Much of this cost can be avoided. If it is, nearly $1 billion will be freed up to address other needs every year.

 

 

 

Activity-based hospital funding healthy way to go | The Australian.

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