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Definition

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

Indicator Summary

Numerator

Total reported recurrent expenditure (excluding depreciation) multiplied by the admitted patient cost proportion (IFRAC) reported for each hospital.

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Denominator
Total casemix-adjusted separations reported for acute care public and private hospitals.
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Computation

Excludes newborns with no qualified days, and records that do not relate to admitted patients (boarders and posthumous organ procurement).

Limited to public hospitals in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) cost weights for the reporting year (or most recently available) will be used to calculate casemix-adjusted separations.

Casemix adjustment is based on the Australian Refined Diagnosis …

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Disaggregation

Disaggregation: 2007–08 and 2008–09—States and territory, by public hospital peer group

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Excludes newborns with no qualified days, and records that do not relate to admitted patients (boarders and posthumous organ procurement).

Limited to public hospitals in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) cost weights for the reporting year (or most recently available) will be used to calculate casemix-adjusted separations.

Casemix adjustment is based on the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) assigned to each separation.

Data are provided in both current and constant prices (deflated by the ABS Government Final Consumption Expenditure, State and Local—Hospitals and Nursing Homes deflator).

Recurrent expenditure is the expenditure measured in Australian dollars incurred by establishments for a financial year.

Depreciation charges are measured in Australian dollars for a financial year.

IFRAC (inpatient fraction) is the ratio of admitted patient costs to total hospital costs—also known as the admitted patient cost proportion.

Casemix refers to the range and types of patients treated by a hospital or health service.

Presented as dollars.

Numerators

Total reported recurrent expenditure (excluding depreciation) multiplied by the admitted patient cost proportion (IFRAC) reported for each hospital.

Denominators
Total casemix-adjusted separations reported for acute care public and private hospitals.
Disaggregation

Disaggregation: 2007–08 and 2008–09—States and territory, by public hospital peer group

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