Patient level costing in Ireland: process, challenges and opportunities.

Authors: Murphy A, McElroy B.

Source: Ir J Med Sci. 2015 Mar;184(1):47-51. doi: 10.1007/s11845-014-1114-3. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

 

In 2013, the Department of Health released their policy paper on hospital financing entitled Money Follows the Patient. A fundamental building block for the proposed financing model is patient level costing.

 

The benefits of patient level costing need to be promoted and a commitment to investment in overcoming the challenges is required.

 

 

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