Hospital Purchaser Provider Agreement

3.103 The Minister for Health of Western Australia commented on the lack of incentives for negotiations with public hospitals as follows: 3.110 The conclusions of the Länder governments raised a number of important questions about the impact of the Reform Act on the public hospital sector and highlighted a number of problems related to the new contractual agreements between public hospitals and funds. The Committee considers that, although the impact of the new rules is far from being fully known, as the substantial changes concerning public hospitals did not begin until 1 July 1996, the Commonwealth Government must, in consultation with the State and Territory Governments, address the possible effects of these changes and possible unintended consequences. .

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