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An analysis of high cost users at an Australian public health service organisation

Heslop, Liza and Athan, Dean and Gardner, Brendon and Diers, Donna and Poh, Boon Choo (2005) An analysis of high cost users at an Australian public health service organisation. Health Service Management Research, 18 (4). pp. 232-243. ISSN 0951-4848

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Abstract

High-cost users generate extremely high costs when compared with average users in the same diagnostic-related group (DRG). They represent a major financial loss for a health service organization. The research was conducted using an area health service patient database for online analytical processing to produce descriptive statistics and graphs of 'high-cost' and 'non-high-cost users'. Trends and patterns were identified across key variables derived from clinical, financial and operational categories...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16681, high cost users analysis, health service organization
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 04:29
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 01:42
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2776
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