AMA report shows public hospitals under the pump

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra

The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) annual Public Hospital Report Card says hospitals are facing “a growing funding crisis” – with their performance virtually stagnant, and even declining in certain areas – and lays the blame squarely at the feet of the federal government.

It rejects claims health spending is unsustainable, saying there have now been two years when