Productivity - everyone's business Brenda Wraight Executive Director, Health Workforce Australia
What is productivity in health? Why is it important?
The stats • Australia spends $140 billion (10% of GDP) on health care, 74% more than a decade ago • GDP grew by 46% over the same period • Health workforce costs around $90 billion annually Demand and costs will continue to increase • by 2050 25% of Australians will be over 65 years of age • Health inflation will grow faster than CPI • More & more expensive services per person
What percentage of treatments, interventions and procedures are inappropriate or unnecessary? • Five percent (5%)? • Twenty Five percent (25%)? • Fifty percent (50%)? • All treatments are appropriate
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