19 October 2012
Response to the Independent Hospitals Pricing Authority (IHPA) consultants' draft discussion paper, Public Hospital Block Funding, 3 October 2012. The Alliance supports block funding for small rural hospitals with insufficient activity to attract sufficient funding to sustain a safe service through Activity Based Funding (ABF). Block funding should not disadvantage service improvements delivered through changes in the pattern of service delivery or in the models of care. Draws on experiences with block funding of Multi-Purpose Services.