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Avoidable and preventable hospitalisations

The Commission, in conjunction with the IHPA and the National Health Funding Pool Administrator, is working closely with state and territory representatives to provide advice by December 2020 to the COAG Health Council (at its request) on ‘options for the further development of safety and quality-related reforms, including examining ways that avoidable and preventable hospitalisations can be reduced through changes to the [National Health Reform] Agreement’.

In 2019–20, the Commission progressed a literature review and environmental scan to identify current programs, care pathways and mechanisms used to reduce preventable hospitalisations.