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Activity based funding

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termABF
METeOR identifier:Help on this term678967
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 26/07/2017
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018
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A method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.

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Activity 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 (or teaching) based on the type and mix of patients they treat (or trainees they teach). A set amount is paid to the health service based on the relative cost of the group to which the patient (or trainee) is classified.

Collection and usage attributes

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Activity based funding has three essential elements:

Classification: Allocation of patients treated (or trainees taught) 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 (or trainees taught).

Cost data: Determining the cost of treatment (or training).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Reference documents:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 2017. Activity Based Funding. Viewed 31 July 2017, https://www.ihpa.gov.au/what-we-do/activity-based-funding

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Activity based funding Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 20/09/2018

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/07/2017

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 13/06/2018

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 17/07/2018

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 17/07/2018

Establishment—Independent Hospital Pricing Authority funding designation, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 27/06/2018

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 27/06/2018

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority funding designation code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018

Public hospital service research activities cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017

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