Hospitals still paid if patients harmed

Non-pay for non-performance could be the next step to improve quality and safety in hospitals, according to health policy guru Professor Stephen Duckett.

Professor Duckett is the architect of the activity-based funding system being introduced in public hospitals from next month, who was famously dubbed the “Cookie Monster” after a run-in with the Canadian press.

The system, a key part of national health reforms, would see the

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