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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 6 May 2010) . . Page.. 2067 ..


(2) How many of the services referred to in part (1) are already provided in Canberra and how many are not and what services are they.

(3) In relation to part (1), which other states and cities do ACT patients go to seek treatment and what is the number by type of service to each city.

(4) In relation to part (2), what were the actual reasons for patients leaving the ACT to seek treatment for each type of service, such as (a) the required service was not offered in the ACT, (b) the required service was running at capacity in the ACT and it was not safe for the patient to face a delay, (c) the required service would have been provided quicker in another jurisdiction and (d) any other reason.

(5) What is the number of patients for each reason referred to in part (4).

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is:

(1) ACT Health does not collect data on all patients who travel interstate for health care. However ACT Health can provide data on those patients who claimed for interstate travel through the Interstate Patient Transport and Assistance Scheme (IPTAS).From 01 July 2009 – 28 February 2010 inclusive the total number of claims through IPTAS for patients required to travel interstate is 597.A breakdown of data is unavailable for the proportion of clients by type of service. Services include the following:

Adult

Paediatric

Allergy

Allergy

Cardiology

Cardiology

Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics

Craniofacial

Craniofacial

Dental

Dental

Dermatology

Dermatology

Endocrinology

Endocrinology

ENT

ENT

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

General

General

General Surgery

General Surgery

Gynaecology

Gynaecology

Haematology

Haematology

Immunology

Immunology

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Neurology

Neonatal Surgery

Neurosurgery

Neurology

Obstetrics

Neurosurgery

Oncology

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Pain Management

Pain Management

Perinatal Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Psychiatry


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