RAJ REPORT

Activity Based funding resulted in a fall of 30 % in wait times , should we have the same result in CAIRNS HOSPITAL

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The new funding method not only improved the efficiency of  Norwegian hospitals, but its implementation also coincided  with a significant reduction in wait times.11 From 2002 to 2006, hospital admissions jumped by 24% and average wait times for elective surgeries and other non-urgent treatments  fell by 30%.12

 

Activity-Based Hospital Funding:
We’ve Waited Long Enough
A funding model that needs
to be re-examined

May 2012
Health Care Series
ECONOMIC
NOTE
by Yanick Labrie

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