National Healthcare Agreement: P69-Cost per casemix adjusted separation, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Cost per casemix adjusted separation, 2010|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Description:||Average cost per casemix adjusted separation for acute and non-acute care in public hospitals.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Outcome area:||Sustainability Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P69-Cost per casemix adjusted separation, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
Total separations excludes newborns without qualified days, and records that do not relate to admitted patients (hospital boarders and posthumous organ procurement).
Average cost weight is calculated from the National Hospital Morbidity Database, using the 2007-08 Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) version 5.1 cost weights published by the Department of Health and Ageing.
Casemix adjustment is based on Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) assigned to each separation.
For more detailed information regarding the methodology, please refer to Australian hospital statistics 2007–08, Appendix 1.
|Computation:||Numerator ÷ Denominator|
Total reported recurrent expenditure (excluding depreciation) multiplied by the admitted patient cost proportion** reported for each hospital
** The estimated proportion of total hospital expenditure that relates to admitted patient care.
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total casemix adjusted separations reported for acute and non-acute care in public hospitals|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified Disaggregation: State/territory by public hospital peer group. |
Available Disaggregation: State/territory by public hospital peer group.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08.
2008-09 data should be available in June 2010.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Data type:||Monetary amount|
|Unit of measure:||Currency|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Efficiency & Sustainability|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification is likely to be interim.
This work will be progressed by the relevant NP Implementation Group, convened by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). Only three jurisdictions have an estimate of costs for acute and total admitted patient activity, and this proportion is for public hospitals. This PI will require development of additional expenditure collections as well as development of uniform indicators using that collection.
|Other issues caveats:|
Data limited to public hospitals in 2007–08.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 69-Cost per casemix adjusted separation, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011