ACT Audit Office Report of Factual Findings ACT Local Hospital Network Directorate

LHN Factual Findings

LHN Factual Findings

LHN statement of responsibility

Output Class 1: ACT Local Hospital Network

Description

The ACT Local Hospital Network receives funding under National Health Reform Agreement and purchases public hospital services from the Canberra Hospital and Health Services, Calvary Public Hospital, Clare Holland House and Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre.

 

Output Class 1: ACT Local Hospital Network

Notes
1. If the target has not been amended the variance is from the original target, otherwise the variance is from the amended target.
2. The original targets relating to National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU) were calculated incorrectly. New national counting rules provide guidelines as to how to count hospital activity. Errors were made in the application of these rules in setting targets for 2013-14. The errors related to the application of the calculation methods and the inclusion of some activity that is outside of the scope for the counting of public hospital services.
3. Activity purchased by the Local Hospital Network is consistant with the criteria in the National Health Reform Agreement. Activity is measured in National Weighted Activity Units (Version 13/14) as defined by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority's National Efficient Price Determination 2013-14. At the time of publication, admitted data was 96.75% coded and extrapolated for the full year, and non-admitted data was fully coded.

 

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Notes
4. If the target has not been amended the variance is from the original target, otherwise the variance is from the amended target.
5. The original targets relating to National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU) were calculated incorrectly. New national counting rules provide guidelines as to how to count hospital activity. Errors were made in the application of these rules in setting targets for 2013-14. The errors related to the application of the calculation methods and the inclusion of some activity that is outside of the scope for the counting of public hospital services.
6. Activity purchased by the Local Hospital Network is consistent with the criteria in the National Health Reform Agreement. Activity is measured in National Weighted Activity Units (Version 13/14) as defined by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority's National Efficient Price Determination 2013-14. At the time of publication, admitted data was 96.75% coded and extrapolated for the full year, and emergency data was fully coded.
7. Proportion of eligible mental health registered clients receiving ongoing mental health care having clinical outcome measures completed appropriate to each episode of care and service setting and the outcome measure collection protocol. Service settings included are inpatient, community and residential care. All age groups included. Eligible clients are people receiving mental health services on an ongoing basis, have a case manager assigned and are in contact with mental health services in the reference period.
8. The proportion of clients admitted to a public mental health acute inpatient facility within the Local Hospital Network and having direct
contact with mental health services within seven days post discharge. Day of discharge is not included as part of the seven days. Same day admissions are excluded.