Review of resource allocation adjustment

Review of the resource allocation adjustment for the excess costs of supply of healthcare services

Investigators

Sutton, M., Elliott, R., Munro, A. and Ma, A. (HERU)

Summary

The study consisted of: a literature review of adjustments for the costs of supply in healthcare resource allocation; an assessment of whether consideration of remoteness measures at sub-Board level lead to more accurate reflections of costs in Boards with a mix of urban/rural and mainland/island populations; an appraisal of the impact of changes in hospital services provision since 1999, especially with regard to new labour contracts; a review of the need for Market Forces Factor adjustments for staff and land/property; and an evaluation of the community health services adjustment.

Contact

R Elliott

Status

Complete

Publications

Elliott, R., Sutton, M, Ma, A., Munro, A. and Teckle, P. Geographical Differences in the Costs of Delivering Health Services in Scotland: Implications for the National Resources Allocation Formula. Report to NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee, June 2006.

Presentations

Elliott, R., Sutton, M, Ma, A., Munro, A. and Teckle, P. Geographical Differences in the Costs of Delivering Health Services in Scotland: Implications for the National Resources Allocation Formula. Report to NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee, June 2006.

Sutton, M., Elliott, R., Ma, A., Munro, A.and Teckle, P. Geographic differences in the costs of delivering healthcare services: implications for the national resource allocation formula. NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee, Scottish Executive. Glasgow, March 2006.

Sutton, M., Elliott, R., Ma, A., Munro, A. and Teckle, P. Geographic differences in the costs of delivering healthcare services: implications for the national resource allocation formula. NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee, Scottish Executive. Edinburgh, May 2006.

Sutton, M., Olajide, D., Elliott, R., Ma, A. and Munro, A. Determinants of geographical variation in hospital unit-costs - interim results of project extension. NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee, Scottish Executive Health Department. Edinburgh. February 2007.

Sutton, M., Elliott, R.F., Ma, A., Munro, A. and Olajide, D. Extension to review of the excess costs of supply adjustment in the national allocation formula. NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee, Scottish Executive Health Department. Edinburgh. March 2007.