Development of Critical Care Service Weights - AR-DRG Version 5

Project Type - Service costing


  • 2005


The Department of Health and Ageing engaged consultants to undertake a data collection and costing of critical care services including adult intensive care, coronary care and neonatal intensive care using Version 5 of the AR-DRGs.  The projected involved the development of a costing methodology and sampling framework for critical care services; collection of data from 35 study public hospitals with designated critical care units; development of costing models for each of the critical care service areas; undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the data and development of preliminary service weights; conducting clinical workshops to validate the costing results; and preparation of a final report and production of final service weights. Lilian Lazarevic was the Project Manager for this assignment whilst a Director of Healthcare Management Advisors.