An intriguing set of documents thrown up on the Open FOI website.
Someone has asked for documents relating to “Identification of issues with emergency department data in February 2012”.
First we have an email from Andrew Bailey, to Lee Martin, Phil Ghirardello, Michael Hall, Kate Jackson (the only person to resign over the health statistics fraud), and Ian Thompson.
It’s about the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare raising a stink over a large number of patients with unusually round wait times of exactly 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 240 minutes between 6 February and 12 February.
Almost as shocking as the fraud is the ham fisted way they couldn’t even put some dither on the wait times. There are high schoolers falsifying their survey data for assignments with more sophistication than these clowns.