On Monday December 11, 2017, 14:00 - 15:30 Katja Grasic (CHE, York) will present:
How should hospital reimbursement be refined to support the concentration of complex care services?
The English National Health Service is promoting the concentration of the treatment of patients with relatively rare and complex conditions into a limited number of specialist centres. If these patients are more costly to treat, the prospective payment system based on Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) may need refinement because these centres will be financially disadvantaged. To assess the funding implications of this concentration policy, we estimate the cost differentials associated with caring for patients that receive complex care and examine the extent to which complex care services are concentrated across hospitals and HRGs. We estimate random effects models using patient-level activity and cost data for all patients admitted to English hospitals construct different measures of the concentration of complex services. Payments for complex care services need to be adjusted if they have large cost differentials and if provision is concentrated within a few hospitals.
Room: WST-C.02.11, Weststadttürme Berliner Platz 6-8, Essen
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