Australian Government Department of Health
AHA was contracted by the Australian Government to support the work of the Commission on Delivery of Health Services in Tasmania, in developing their report to the Australian Government and Tasmanian Government Health Ministers on Working towards a sustainable health system for Tasmania.
AHA’s role involved:
•Examining public acute hospital service configuration to determine the impact of the current configuration on the efficiency, safety, quality and sustainability of acute care services
•Examining the impact of the high level of self-sufficiency of health services on the sustainability of acute health care services
•Considering opportunities for service configuration improvements
•Providing recommendations for exploring more sustainable acute care service delivery models in Tasmania.
Advice provided to the Commission was based on extensive research activities, a review of hospital data sets and comprehensive costing calculations. AHA synthesized findings into a series of papers on best practice in health system management.
AHA’s work built on the Commission’s previous work and included analysis and interpretation of data relating to health service configuration and cost drivers in Tasmania’s acute health system.