Term: Relative Case Weights (RCW)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

Standardized weights that represent the expected relative cost of treating the average case in a RDRG®. The relativity is established by indexing the average case cost of each RDRG® against the average case cost for all RDRGs®, which is assigned a value of 1.00.

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References 

  • Lloyd M, Shanahan M, Brownell M, Roos NP. Hospital Case Mix Costing Project 1991/92: Methodological Appendix. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1995. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Shanahan M, Lloyd M, Roos NP, Brownell M. Hospital Case Mix Costing Project 1991/92. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)
  • Shanahan M, Lloyd M. Update Hospital Case Mix Costing: 1993/94. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)