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|Title:||Fostering healthcare innovation in public hospitals: the Queensland experience|
|Citation:||Australian Health Review, 2019; 43(6):672-675|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 8|
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