Cost estimates for hospital inpatient care in Australia: evaluation of alternative sources.

@article{Jackson2000CostEF,
  title={Cost estimates for hospital inpatient care in Australia: evaluation of alternative sources.},
  author={Terri J. Jackson},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={234-41}
}
  • Terri J. Jackson
  • Published 2000 in
    Australian and New Zealand journal of public…
OBJECTIVE This paper presents a framework for evaluation of alternative sources of estimates of the costs of hospital inpatient care in Australia. It argues that the choice of costing methods depends on the decision-context and the sensitivity of the decision to estimation errors. METHOD Five criteria are proposed for evaluation of sources of hospital cost data, with detailed consideration of the way estimates are derived in two computerised approaches which use accounting data. Three broad… CONTINUE READING

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