Allied Health Professions Australia Response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services
In its response to the Productivity Commission, AHPA noted its support for improving the ability of consumers to make informed choices about the human services they access. However, our response noted our concern about the lack of specific reference to allied health as one of those options. AHPA and its members believe that allied health services are essential to appropriate care for people living in residential aged care and provide a valid alternative within the hospital setting. Our response also noted that funding structures play an important role in driving consumer choice and are not specifically currently addressed within the paper.
Our response can be accessed below. If you have any feedback you might wish to provide to guide future submissions around this topic, please contact us.