Online version of the 2013-14 Department of Health Annual Report

Portfolio Outcomes

Page last updated: 17 July 2019

Outcomes are the Government’s intended results, benefits or consequences for the Australian community. The Government requires agencies, such as the Department, to use outcomes as a basis for budgeting, measuring performance and reporting. Annual administered funding is appropriated on an outcomes basis.

Department-Specific Outcomes

Listed below are the outcomes relevant to the Department and the programmes managed under each Outcome.

Outcome 1 Population Health
Outcome 2 Access to Pharmaceutical Services
Outcome 3 Access to Medical Services
Outcome 4 Aged Care and Population Ageing

Outcome 5 Primary Care
Outcome 6 Rural Health
Outcome 7 Hearing Services
Outcome 8 Indigenous Health
Outcome 9 Private Health
Outcome 10 Health System Capacity and Quality
Outcome 11 Mental Health
Outcome 12 Health Workforce Capacity
Outcome 13 Acute Care
Outcome 14 Biosecurity and Emergency Response
Outcome 15 Sport and Recreation

Portfolio Agency - Specific Outcomes

Listed below is the Outcome(s) belonging to each Health portfolio agency in 2013-14. Agencies’ performance against these Outcomes is reported in their respective annual report.

In 2014-15, the Government will consolidate the number of portfolio agencies (refer to Overview of the Department for further information).

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd Transferred to the Social Services portfolio.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Improved safety and quality in health care across the health system, including through the development, support for implementation, and monitoring of national clinical safety and quality guidelines and standards.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare A robust evidence-base for the health, housing and community sectors, including through developing and disseminating comparable health and welfare information and statistics.
Australian National Preventive Health Agency A reduction in the prevalence of preventable disease, including through research and evaluation to build the evidence base for future action, and by managing lifestyle education campaigns and developing partnerships with non-government sectors.
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Improved access to organ and tissue transplants, including through a nationally coordinated and consistent approach and system.
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency Protection of people and the environment through radiation protection and nuclear safety research, policy, advice, codes, standards, services and regulation.
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency Protection of the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport, including through deterrence, detection and enforcement to eliminate doping.
Transferred from the former Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio.
Australian Sports Commission Outcome 1 Improved participation in structured physical activity, particularly organised sport, at the community level, including through leadership and targeted community-based sports activity. Outcome 2 Excellence in sports performance and continued international sporting success, by talented athletes and coaches, including through leadership in high performance athlete development, and targeted science and research.
Transferred from the former Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio.
Australian Sports Foundation Improved Australian sporting infrastructure through assisting eligible organisations to raise funds for registered sporting projects.
Transferred from the former Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio.
Cancer Australia Minimised impacts of cancer, including through national leadership in cancer control, with targeted research, cancer service development, education and consumer support.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand A safe food supply and well-informed consumers in Australia and New Zealand, including through the development of food regulatory measures and the promotion of their consistent implementation, coordination of food recall activities and the monitoring of consumer and industry food practices.
General Practice Education and Training Ltd Improved quality and access to primary care across Australia, including through general practitioner vocational education and training for medical graduates.
Health Workforce Australia Improved health workforce capacity, including through a national approach to workforce policy and planning across all health disciplines, which effectively integrates research, education and training.
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Promote improved efficiency in, and access to, public hospital services primarily through setting efficient national prices and levels of block funding for hospital activities.
National Blood Authority Access to a secure supply of safe and affordable blood products, including through national supply arrangements and coordination of best practice standards within agreed funding policies under the national blood arrangements.
National Health Funding Body Provide transparent and efficient administration of Commonwealth, state and territory funding of the Australian public hospital system, and support the obligations and responsibilities of the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool.
National Health and Medical Research Council Improved health and medical knowledge, including through funding research, translating research findings into evidence-based clinical practice, administering legislation governing research, issuing guidelines and advice for ethics in health and the promotion of public health.
National Health Performance Authority Contribute to transparent and accountable health care services in Australia, including through the provision of independent performance monitoring and reporting; the formulation of performance indicators; and conducting and evaluating research.
National Mental Health Commission Provide expert advice to the Australian Government and cross-sectoral leadership on the policy, programmes, services and systems that support mental health in Australia, including through administering the Annual National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, undertaking performance monitoring and reporting, and engaging consumers and carers.
Transferred from the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio.
Private Health Insurance Administration Council Prudential safety and competitiveness of the private health insurance industry in the interests of consumers, including through efficient industry regulation.
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman Public confidence in private health insurance, including through consumer and provider complaint and enquiry investigations, and performance monitoring and reporting.
Professional Services Review A reduction of the risks to patients and costs to the Australian Government of inappropriate clinical practice, including through investigating health services claimed under the Medicare and pharmaceutical benefits schemes.

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