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

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Heslop, Liza ORCID: 0000-0003-2761-5147, Athan, Dean, Gardner, Brendon, 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


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
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Historical > FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Historical > SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID16681, high cost users analysis, health service organization
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