Subacute care funding in the firing line

Christopher J Poulos, Kathy Eagar, Steven G Faux, John J Estell, Maria Crotty

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    Recent enhancements to subacute care services are threatened due to the uncertain future of federal–state funding agreements

    The term “subacute” was coined for use in Australia 21 years ago to describe health care where the patient's need for care is driven predominantly by his or her functional status rather than principal diagnosis.1 Subacute care includes rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, and psychogeriatrics. Rehabilitation represents more than 50% of all subacute hospital care in Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)92-93
    Number of pages2
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2013


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