AHHA Response to Lung Cancer Screening Enquiry Report

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomed the opportunity to respond to the findings presented in the Lung Cancer Screening Enquiry Report.

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 finds that the Enquiry report reflects comprehensive consideration across these areas and demonstrates a sound value proposition. AHHA provides the following feedback within this context.