UNIVERSITIES AUSTRALIA's RESPONSE TO IHPA'S DRAFT WORK PROGRAM 2017-18
I write on behalf of Universities Australia’s (UA), the national peak body for Australian universities, regarding IHPA’s draft work program 2017-18. Universities have a keen interest in IHPA’s work given the role universities play in training our future health professional workforce and the compulsory requirement for all entry level health professionals to undertake clinical training, the majority of which occurs in public hospitals.
UA broadly supports IHPA’s work regarding the development and implementation of Activity Based Funding (ABF) for hospital services. This includes IHPA’s current work on the development of a classification system and subsequently, a national efficient Price (NEP) and ABF for Teaching, Training and Research. Our comments in regard to the draft work plan therefore relate specifically to Program Objective 3 (f) Teaching, Training and Research (TTR1).
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