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K. Eagar, ABF Information Series Number 6. Subacute care (Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong, 2010). http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow082638.pdf

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Centre for Health Service Development


As outlined in ABF Information Paper Number 1, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) recognises five different types of patient care activities to be funded under Activity Based Funding (ABF): - Acute inpatient admissions such as surgery, medical admissions, maternity and paediatrics - Emergency department services - Subacute care (both inpatient and outpatient) such as rehabilitation and palliative care - Outpatient services - Hospital-auspiced community health services such as home nursing and post acute care. The focus of this paper is on subacute care and the difference between acute, subacute and non-acute care.