Several agreements between these two types are usually concluded with larger organizations that provide services across multiple programs. A study of the funding of the sector by the DCT and the Health Directorate shows that out of a total of about 150 organizations, only fifty have over-funding agreements in more than one program area. Agreements within a single area of the program focus on small organizations. Of the 90 organizations in the sector, which represent the bottom three or smallest quintiles of the sector by funding, only three or four organizations have funding agreements for more than one support program. The standard form is used for a large number of projects and services. The standard form consists of two separate documents: the next instrument in the hierarchy is a risk subsidy instrument. The difference between this instrument and the low-risk subsidy is only greater attention to dealing with risk issues that may relate to the proposed funding agreement. The working group estimated that a fictitious threshold of USD 400,000 could be set for this instrument, taking into account the risks that may relate to the award on a case-by-case basis. Another national partnership agreement will also withdraw. The abolition of the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) is expected to result in savings of $367.9 million over four years.
The NPAPH provides state and territorial initiatives that support healthy behaviours and contribute to the growing spread of lifestyle-related chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. It was originally scheduled to expire in June 2015, but was extended until June 2018 under the previous government. Service contracts are managed in accordance with these supporting documents. Individual service agreements are stored in separate publishing sets. Unsurprisingly, the reactions of federal and territorial governments to the loss of Commonwealth hospital funding have been negative.  The Australian Health Care and Hospitals Association, which represents the public hospital sector, expressed concern that changes to hospital funding obligations will have a direct impact on hospital wait times and standards. Others believe that potential efficiencies are lost by applying an activity-based funding model at an effective price, with a return to a population/CPI model that does not encourage these efficiency gains.  .