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Notice given 21 February 2008

295  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) What data does the Government have on the prevalence of people living with chronic wounds.

(2) What are the costs to the health system of chronic wound care.

(3) How much funding does the Government provide for wound management aids or appliances.

(4) What wound management technology does the Government fund.

(5) (a) How much does the Government spend on educating the medical profession on appropriate wound management techniques; and (b) how is this funding distributed.

 

 (6) What steps, if any, does the Government propose to take to improve chronic wound care.

297  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to the plan for the establishment of ‘GP superclinics’:

(1) Will there be provision for salaried general practitioners (GPs).

(2) (a) What other health professionals will be employed in the superclinics; and (b) will they be employed on a fee-for-service or salaried basis.

(3) Will the superclinics employ nurse practitioners; if so: (a) what role will they play; (b) what services will they provide; and (c) how will they be remunerated.

(4) What incentives will be offered to encourage the use of preventative services in the superclinics.