Definition and Cost Drivers for Mental Health Services - Submission in response to the consultation paper prepared for the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority by the University of Queensland

06 December 2012
The Alliance submission supports the development of an appropriate definition of mental health services and assessment of costing drivers to underpin improvements to the delivery and funding of mental health services. A definition that focuses only on specialised mental health services across acute and community settings has the potential to exclude mental health service improvements in block funded hospitals and rural and remote community settings without specialised mental health professionals.