To assess whether Department of Health and Human Services and Dental Health Services Victoria have effectively implemented the recommendations made in our Access to Public Dental Services in Victoria audit (2016–17) and addressed the underlying issues that led to the recommendations being made.
We ask agencies each year to attest to their progress in responding to and monitoring recommendations from previous performance audits. Using these attestations and other sources of intelligence, we then select past performance audits to follow up. The follow-up performance audits are limited to the review of the recommendations made by the Auditor-General to the selected agencies, including whether and how effectively:
- agencies have responded to the performance audit recommendations
- the actions taken have addressed the root issues that led to the recommendations.
Department of Health and Human Services and Dental Health Services Victoria.