AHHA Response to consultation on Aboriginal Health Services QUM and Pharmacy Support

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Aboriginal Health Services Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Support – Discussion paper.

To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, AHHA recommends Australia reorientate the healthcare system over the next 10 years by enabling outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare. As described in AHHA’s blueprint for health reform, Healthy people, healthy systems this requires:

  1. A nationally unified and regionally controlled health system that puts patients at the centre;
  2. Performance information and reporting that is fit for purpose;
  3. A health workforce that exists to serve and meet population health needs; and
  4. Funding that is sustainable and appropriate to support a high-quality health system.

AHHA provides the following feedback to the discussion paper within this context.