Review of Classification Systems for Emergency Care for Public Hospital Funded Emergency Care Services

Independent Health Pricing Authority, 2013

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) engaged Health Policy Analysis in July 2013 (leading a consortium involving Dr Sharon Willcox, Dr Tim Smyth, Dr Ralph Hanson, and Dr Peter Sprivulis) to undertake an investigative review of classification systems for emergency care, and recommend options for the development of a classification for publically funded emergency care departments/services.

A final report was submitted in February 2014. The client complimented the consultancy team on the thoroughness of the project’s management, the quality of the written materials produced, the professional and comprehensive approach to consultation. The strategy devised and reports were well received by clinical and other stakeholders.

The client is now proceeding with the next steps as outlined in the strategy.