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Type: Journal article
Title: Fostering healthcare innovation in public hospitals: the Queensland experience
Author: Mundy, L.
Howard, S.
McQueen, L.
Thomson, J.
Hewson, K.
Citation: Australian Health Review, 2019; 43(6):672-675
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0156-5788
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Linda Mundy, Sarah Howard, Liam McQueen, Jacqui Thomson and Kaye Hewson
Abstract: Faced with scarce resources and a demand for health care that exceeds supply, health policy makers at all levels of government need to adopt some form of rationing when deciding which health services should be funded in the public health system. With a relatively small investment, programs such as Queensland Health’s New Technology Funding Evaluation Program (NTFEP) fosters innovation by providing funding and pilot studies for new and innovative healthcare technologies. The NTFEP assists policy makersto make informed decisions regarding investments in new safe and effective technologies based on available evidence gathered from real-world settings relevant to Queensland patients and clinicians. In addition, the NTFEP allows appropriate patient access, especially in rural and remote locations, to potentially beneficial technologies and acts a gatekeeper, protecting them from technologies that may be detrimental or harmful.
Keywords: Evidence-based practice; health services accessibility; health care rationing; health services research; organisation and administration; policy making; technology assessment; uncertainty
Description: Published: 10 September 2018
Rights: Journal compilation © AHHA 2019
DOI: 10.1071/AH18055
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