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Investigative review of classification systems for emergency care

Date published: 27 March 2014

This report includes the findings and recommendations from a project undertaken by Health Policy Analysis on classification systems for emergency care on behalf of th eIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA).

The purpose of the project was to recommend options for classifying public hospital emergency care for pricing this activity. It began with a Literature Review of options. This was then followed by consultations with a range of stakeholders, the outcome of which was detailed in a Consultation Evaluation Report. Following this, a Draft final report was developed, and circulated to key stakeholders for comment, including members of the Emergency Care Advisory Working Group (ECAWG), the ECAWG Clinical Sub Group and the Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC). This current report represents the final outcomes and recommendations from the project.

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