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Definition

Average cost per casemix adjusted separation for acute and non-acute care in public hospitals.

Indicator Summary

Numerator

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.

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Denominator
Total casemix adjusted separations reported for acute and non-acute care in public hospitals
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Computation

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 …

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Description

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.

Numerators

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.

Denominators
Total casemix adjusted separations reported for acute and non-acute care in public hospitals

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