Skip to content Learn about the access keys available for Aristotle Open Metadata Registry
This item has been retired and is not recommended for use by any registration authority.

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.

See more

Denominator
Total casemix-adjusted separations reported for acute care public hospitals.
See more
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 for 2009–10.

National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) AR-DRG 5.2 public sector cost weights for 2008–09 will be applied to AR-DRG 5.2 to calculate casemix-adjusted separations for 2009-10.

Casemix adjustment is based on the Australian Refined …

See more
Disaggregation
2007–08 (updated for cost weight) and 2009–10—States and territory, by public hospital peer group
See more

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 for 2009–10.

National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) AR-DRG 5.2 public sector cost weights for 2008–09 will be applied to AR-DRG 5.2 to calculate casemix-adjusted separations for 2009-10.

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

Recurrent expenditure is the expenditure measured in Australian dollars incurred by establishments 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 hospitals.
Disaggregation
2007–08 (updated for cost weight) and 2009–10—States and territory, by public hospital peer group

References

Related content

Relation Count
Indicator Sets that include this Indicator 0
Data Sets that are used in this Indicator 0