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Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals in 2011–12

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Introduction

Why is comparing the costs of hospital services important?

The efficiency of Australia’s health system would increase if steps were taken to reduce hospital costs while retaining or improving quality of care and patient outcomes.

Every day, clinicians make decisions that influence, for example, the number and types of tests, treatments, devices, procedures and the number of days a patient stays in hospital.

Accordingly, this report aims to equip health care professionals with comparable performance information to support their work to deliver patient care without placing undue resource demands on the health care system.

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