Subacute care funding in the firing line

Christopher J Poulos, Kathy Eagar, Steven G Faux, John J Estell and Maria Crotty
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): 92-93. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10318

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

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  • Christopher J Poulos1
  • Kathy Eagar2
  • Steven G Faux3
  • John J Estell4
  • Maria Crotty5

  • 1 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.
  • 3 St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 5 Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.


Competing interests:

Christopher Poulos is employed by the University of NSW in a position supported by funding from HammondCare, a not-for-profit provider of a range of health and aged care services, including rehabilitation services. Steven Faux, John Estell and Maria Crotty, while not direct recipients of any funding under these NPAs, are directors of rehabilitation services that have received NPA funding through their respective state government health departments.


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