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Irish Casemix Programme

Creator:

Health Service Executive, Casemix/HIPE unit

Subject Keywords: ACTIVITY DATA, COST, COSTING, EVALUATION
Catalogue: Data
Secondary Data Sources - Other
Type: Dataset
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Casemix is an internationally accepted system which allows for the monitoring and evaluation of health services. It compares activity and costs between hospitals (for management purposes) by classifying hospital data into a manageable number of discrete groups called DRGs (Diagnosis Related Groups), which are clinically similar and consume similar resources (e.g appendectomy, hip replacement, etc.). Casemix allows for the collection, categorisation and interpretation of hospital patient data related to the types of cases treated, in order to assist hospitals define their products, measure their productivity and assess quality. The management of the Irish Casemix Programme is the responsibility of the Casemix/HIPE Unit within the Health Service Executive. The Casemix budget model has two distinct programme pathways: 1. Activity (HIPE) 2. Costs (Speciliaty Costs Programme). The Specialty Costing Programme collects the cost of treating a patient by Specialty in participating hospitals. The costs are derived from the Annual Accounts of the hospital and are allocated by the hospitals under headings such as salaries, radiology, labs, drugs, etc.

Date:

01/01/1991

Rights: © Health Service Executive
Suggested citation:

Health Service Executive, Casemix/HIPE unit. (1991) Irish Casemix Programme [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/5421 [Accessed: 26th May 2018].

  

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