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Outcomes are the government’s intended results, benefits or consequences for the Australian community. The government requires agencies such as PSR to use outcomes as a basis for budgeting, measuring performance and reporting. Annual funding is appropriated on an outcomes basis.
The Australian Government, through PSR, aims to safeguard the public against the risks and costs of inappropriate practice by health practitioners. PSR works with government, medical and allied health care regulatory bodies, and professional organisations to protect the integrity of the Medicare benefits and the pharmaceutical benefits programs.
PSR OUTCOME: A reduction of the risks to patients and costs to the Australian Government of inappropriate practice, including through investigating health services claimed under the Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits schemes.