Concept: Hospital Costing: Using the National Health Expenditure (NHEX) Database
Last Updated: 2011-02-10
CPWC (provincial) = (Total provincial $) / (Sum of all RIW™ and DPG™ weights)The resulting CPWC can then be applied to individual hospital cases by multiplying the CPWC by the Resource Intensity Weight (RIW™) or DPG™ weight, to estimate the average cost of a particular case. Costs can also be aggregated over individuals to get a person-based measure of total hospital costs.
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