committee recommends that the Senate Select Committee on Health be
re-established in the 45th Parliament, and be provided with the
terms of reference and support to undertake scrutiny of health policy,
including Indigenous health.
committee recommends that the Government reconstitute the National Health and
Hospitals Reform Commission or a similar body to review hospital funding
arrangements and build on the National Health Reform Agreement. This process
should be guided by the principles of equity, fairness, adequate funding and
long-term certainty to ensure the continuity of public hospital services.
committee recommends that the Government urgently give an undertaking that the
mechanisms for activity based funding, such as the Independent Hospital Pricing
Authority, and the other structures put in place by the former government to
implement activity based funding, will not be dismantled.
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