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BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Mar 7;17(1):42. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0294-4.

Aligning policy objectives and payment design in palliative care.

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Health Program, Grattan Institute, 8 Malvina Place, Carlton, VIC, 3053, Australia. stephen.duckett@grattan.edu.au.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Payment models for palliative care vary across nations, with few adopting contemporary payments designs that apply to other parts of the health system.

AIM:

To propose optimal payment arrangements for palliative care.

APPROACH:

Review of relevant literature on funding mechanisms in health care generally and palliative care in particular.

RESULTS:

Payment models for palliative care should move toward activity-based funding using an agreed classification, be uncapped funding with performance monitoring, and make explicit use of performance metrics and reporting.

CONCLUSIONS:

If palliative care is to become a universally accessible service, new approaches to funding, based on the experience of funding reforms in other parts of the health system, need to be adopted.

KEYWORDS:

Palliative care; activity-based funding; payment models

PMID:
29514639
PMCID:
PMC5842537
DOI:
10.1186/s12904-018-0294-4
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