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Casemix Initiatives at Central Sydney Health Service

Casemix Initiatives at Central Sydney Health Service Casemix Initiatives at Central Sydney Health Service Jill Hardwick*, Joanne Callen t , Susan Davies'[ and James Robinsons Reproduced with kind permission of the Planning and Service Development Unit at Central Sydney Health Service.** The DRG project in Central Sydney Health Service The development of DRGs began, initially, as an (CSHS) is funded by the Commonwealth government attempt to define operationally the products of a under the Casemix Development Program. The Casemix hospital in terms of groups of patients receiving similar Development Program was established as part of the sets of outputs or services (such as laboratory tests, x­ current Medicare Agreement with the States. It is one of rays and nursing care). It was the first systematic a package of incentive payments designed to promote attempt to define the hospital's output in terms of efficiency in the use of resources in the hospital sector. groups of patients who are resource homogenous. The funds are disbursed by the Commonwealth on a Thus a classification system of this nature is the first the development of step in measuring the relative efficiency of hospitals submission basis to facilitate hospital management and funding systems which would the because it makes it possible http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

Casemix Initiatives at Central Sydney Health Service

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1991 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
eISSN
1833-3575
DOI
10.1177/183335839102100406
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Abstract

Casemix Initiatives at Central Sydney Health Service Jill Hardwick*, Joanne Callen t , Susan Davies'[ and James Robinsons Reproduced with kind permission of the Planning and Service Development Unit at Central Sydney Health Service.** The DRG project in Central Sydney Health Service The development of DRGs began, initially, as an (CSHS) is funded by the Commonwealth government attempt to define operationally the products of a under the Casemix Development Program. The Casemix hospital in terms of groups of patients receiving similar Development Program was established as part of the sets of outputs or services (such as laboratory tests, x­ current Medicare Agreement with the States. It is one of rays and nursing care). It was the first systematic a package of incentive payments designed to promote attempt to define the hospital's output in terms of efficiency in the use of resources in the hospital sector. groups of patients who are resource homogenous. The funds are disbursed by the Commonwealth on a Thus a classification system of this nature is the first the development of step in measuring the relative efficiency of hospitals submission basis to facilitate hospital management and funding systems which would the because it makes it possible

Journal

Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1991

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