To explore the possibility of using routine Hospital Episode Statistics, census data, and vital statistics to derive weights for an equitable capitation formula for setting general practitioner fundholding budgets for buying acute hospital services.
Design-Analysis of a routine dataset of 9 million hospital episodes in 1991-2, extracting elective general practitioner fundholding procedures, combined with 1991 census variables, vital statistics, and data on supply of health care at ward level.
Costs were attached to each procedure according to the average cost of the relevant « Mersey » band category.
Main outcome measures-Variation in age and sex adiusted expenditure per head on fundholding procedures across wards modelled for the impact of health and social needs variables after adjusting for variations in supply.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Budget, Gestion financière, Etude statistique, Homme, Sexe, Age, Soin santé primaire, Besoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Budget, Financial management, Statistical study, Human, Sex, Age, Primary health care, Need
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0027766
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.