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dc.contributor.authorMangano, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T15:36:05Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T15:36:05Z
dc.date.created2008-11-12T23:32:55Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationMangano, Maria (2007) Public hospitals; their efficiency and funding policy in Victoria, Centre for Research in Applied Economics Working Paper Series: no. 200708, Curtin University of Technology, School of Economics and Finance.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/47842
dc.description.abstract

This paper examines the impact of the introduction of casemix funding (together with budget cuts) to public hospitals in Victoria over the period 1992/93 to 1995/96. One of the aims of introducing casemix funding at the time was to increase efficiency, which is defined as reducing the amount of inputs required for a given output produced. However, the evidence shows that since this period in Victoria the rate of growth of overall health expenditures has increased, suggesting inefficiencies. During the implementation phase of casemix funding, there were many hospitals that either amalgamated or closed. This paper shows that this activity occurred in rural Victoria. It will be shown that, although the new funding policy alters the way in which scarce resources (government funding) are distributed to acute hospitals, it is not evident that this alteration has resulted in improved efficiency. Evidence also indicates that standards of care, as measured by the number of patients on the non-emergency waiting list, have since fallen.

dc.publisherCentre for Research in Applied Economics
dc.subjectefficiency
dc.subjectpublic hospitals
dc.subjectcasemix funding
dc.titlePublic hospitals; their efficiency and funding policy in Victoria
dc.typeWorking Paper
dcterms.dateSubmitted2008-02-26
dcterms.source.volume200708
dcterms.source.monthnov
dcterms.source.seriesCentre for Research in Applied Economics Working Paper Series
curtin.digitool.pid20457
curtin.identifierEPR-2669
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Economics and Finance


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