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5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions



5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions

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Tabled paper 357


Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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n liras ii ii LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY external parties for no charge o Identification and billing of compensable patients and ineligible patients o Improved identification of interstate patients using NT health services. Currently all savings measures (including revenue) are on track for the 2012/13 financial year. Total savings achieved for mini budget in 2012/13 is 12.651 million. The mini budget savings strategies will continue into 2013/14 with a full year achievement of $41,283 million planned, split between $32,783 million in savings and $8.5 million in revenue. Additional strategies for 2013/14 include the following: Enactment of demand management practices to ensure services provided can be managed within available resources (hospital avoidance strategies, length of stay reduction, increased same day utilisation, and day of surgery admission practices). Managing the existing staff establishment to planned activity levels which include an expected increase of activity of 4%. Developing stronger business models including enhancing public private partnerships to support more effective delivery of health services. Close contract management of grants recipients and contract holders with the Department of Health, including requiring 2013-14 efficiencies to non-indexation of grants for 2013-14. It is expected these savings will provide a further $10 million in efficiencies. SIGNATURE (if submitting on paper)

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