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Activity based funding

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termABF
METeOR identifier:Help on this term496325
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Definition:Help on this termA method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.
Context:Help on this termActivity based funding in the context of health is a method of funding hospitals and health services whereby health services are funded for the provision of patient care based on the type and mix of patients they treat. A set amount is paid to the health service based on the relative cost of the group to which the patient is classified.

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Activity based funding has three essential elements:

Classification: Allocation of patients treated into groups which allow weightings to be applied. The groups should have resource use homogeneity (patients within a group should cost a similar amount to treat) and be clinically coherent (patients within a group should be clinically similar).

Activity data: Counting the patients treated.

Cost data: Determining the cost of treatment.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this termBattista P, Brophy J 2011. Casemix for Beginners. Proceedings of the National Casemix and Activity Based Funding Conference 2011. Viewed 25 September 2012, http://casemixconference2011.com.au/proceedings

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Activity based funding Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Activity based funding: Admitted acute hospital care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

Activity based funding: Admitted sub-acute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 11/10/2012

Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2014-15 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 14/01/2015

Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/09/2014

Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 09/09/2015

Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2015-16 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014

Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient care aggregate DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 05/09/2014

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

Hospital teaching and training activities DSS 2014-15 Health, Retired 31/10/2017
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 27/11/2017

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2015-18 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 27/11/2017

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority funding designation code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient care aggregate NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Non-admitted patient DSS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Non-admitted patient DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Non-admitted patient DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 10/09/2015

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