Pricing and Funding for Safety and Quality: Avoidable Hospital Readmissions Fact Sheet

Date published: 1 December 2021

In 2017, all Australian governments signed the Addendum to the National Health Reform Agreement and committed to improve Australian health outcomes through safety and quality reforms.

This is supported by the collaborative work program between the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) to incorporate safety and quality measures into the pricing and funding of public hospital services across three key areas: sentinel events, hospital acquired complications and avoidable hospital readmissions.

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