Is it possible to incorporate quality into hospital pricing systems?


 Deeble Institute - Assoc Prof Janet Sansoni, Prof Kathy Eagar, Ms Carol Loggie, and Dr Anne-marie Boxall

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Australia has recently implemented an activity-based funding system for public hospitals. Policymakers and providers are keen to ensure that the price paid for health care services stimulates improvements in quality and safety, but some remain sceptical that this can be achieved through pricing mechanisms.