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Australia: Commision Report Finds Patients, GPs Would Benefit from Specialists Reporting of Clinical Outcomes

A new report from the Australian Government Productivity Commission states patients would benefit from hospitals and other specialists publicly reporting their clinical outcomes. The report contends that transparent reporting would mean greater user choice, and the resultant boost in competition would lead to more efficient and higher-quality healthcare.  According to the report, the high degree of choice in the primary care sector is not matched in public hospital services, and while Australian hospitals generally perform relatively well, there is plenty of scope for improvement.

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