Department of Health

Funding refers to total parenteral nutrition (TPN) administered in the home environment by the patient or carer without a health care provider present.

Public health services will be funded to actual reported activity levels. The level of activity undertaken in the previous year will be used to estimate the activity level to cashflow funding through the year. Any recall/throughput adjustment is applied at the full rate at the end of each financial year for health services whose activity is below or over target.

Due to the requirement for highly specialised staff and the limited number of patients that require this service, five health services provide home TPN services:  Austin Health, Melbourne Health, Monash Health, St Vincent’s Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital. 

Reviewed 11 December 2015


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