vptas economic modelling
Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)
Working with a governance and policy specialist firm (the Cube Group) we developed a model to forecast demand for a Victorian Department of Health and Human Services subsidy scheme for patients travelling extended distances to access specialist health services.
The model was built at local government area level and for a range of health services (e.g. renal, physio, cardiac etc). It was based on extensive historical patient data (including demographic indicators) to forecast demand to 2021. It is being used to inform future budget bids.