James talks to Dr Bethan Richards about Activity Based Funding and its implementation.
Summary Writer: Brandon Lau
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Bethan Richards
Dr Bethan Richards is a Staff Specialist Rheumatologist based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Network Director of Physician Training for the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Basic Physician Training (BPT) Network. Bethan has been extensively involved in the implementation of Activity Based Funding in NSW and currently Chairs the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) Targeted Activity Report Systems (STARS) Committee which reviews our district’s performance and oversees the implementation of strategies to improve our efficiency and quality of patient care.
with Dr Bethan Richards, Network Director of Physician Training and Rheumatology Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Jane and Mary are two patients being admitted to hospital with chest pain on a background of poorly managed diabetes. Both receive angioplasty and stenting for NSTEMI and both are complicated by urinary tract infection and hyperkalaemia requiring treatment. How can the junior doctor affect healthcare dollar allocation under Activity Based Funding for Jane and Mary?
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