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Abstract submissions

The Activity Based Funding Conference 2021 (ABF21) Scientific Committee invited authors to submit an abstract on a selection of topics for consideration as an oral presentation at the conference.

Visit the ABF21 program page to view the presentations that were accepted as part of the three-day scientific program.


The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority proudly presented two awards as part of the ABF21 close proceedings to recognise the highest-scoring paper and the most highly-rated presentation.

Best presentation

Delegates voted for the winner of the Best Presentation award through the virtual platform based on their preferences.

The recipient of the Best Presentation award for 2021 was 'Indigenous health and the interplay between the primary healthcare sector and public hospitals' presented by Selwyn Button.

Best paper

The Scientific Committee selected the winner of the Best Paper from the abstract submissions, based on the contribution to advancing the wider knowledge and understanding of activity based funding, having clearly defined research aims and methodology, offering defensible findings and credible evidence, and offering topical content under the conference theme.

The recipient of the Best Paper award for 2021 was 'Framework for considering financial risk and feasibility for bundled payment introduction' presented by Nikita Khanna.

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