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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4809..


(4) Can the Minister list the programs that are provided under the budget for chronic healthcare services.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) Given the manner in which the budget is configured, coupled with the fact that chronic diseases by nature are complex and cut across multiple programs, this information would be too resource intensive to undertake in order to answer the Members question.

(b) I am advised that there is no data currently available that is able to forecast the growth in patient demand for chronic healthcare services for the financial years (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15 in the ACT. To extrapolate information from various Australian Institute if Health and Welfare (AIHW) and other data sources would be too resource intensive to undertake in order to answer the Members question.

(2) Given the manner in which the budget is configured, coupled with the fact that chronic diseases by nature are complex and cut across multiple programs, this information would be too resource intensive to undertake in order to answer the Members question.

However some new programs that are provided for under Output Class 1.6 for chronic healthcare services include:

* Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service;

* Better outcomes for people with high cardiovascular disease risk in ACT General Practice; and

* Diabetes Service Enhancement at the Canberra Hospital.

(3) (a) The total budget for Output 1.6 Early Intervention and Prevention for 2011-12 is $70.996m. It should be noted that this includes more than just chronic disease services referred to above.

(b) I am advised that there is no data currently available that is able to forecast the growth in patient demand for preventative health services for the financial years (i) 2011 12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15.

(4) See answer to question 2.

Hospitals—elective surgery (Question No 1792)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 21 September 2011:

(1) What is the total amount budgeted for elective surgery for the financial years (a) 2011-12; (b) 2012-13; (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

(2) What is the forecast growth in patient demand for elective surgery for the financial years (a) 2011-12; (b) 2012-13; (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

(3) What is the total amount budgeted for emergency elective surgery for the financial years (a) 2011-12; (b) 2012-13; (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.


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