Appendix

The report focuses on acute admitted patients, those that account for the largest proportion of hospital costs nationally. Acute admitted patients include those who are admitted for the management of childbirth, surgery, or other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The table below provides greater information on the Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs) which are included as part of the analysis.

Table 5: Major Diagnostic Categories included in the computation of Cost per NWAU, acute admitted patients

MDC

MDC description

In scope

0

Pre-MDC categorisation of high-resource use Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) such as transplants and tracheostomy+

1

Diseases and disorders of the nervous system

2

Diseases and disorders of the eye

3

Diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, mouth and throat

4

Diseases and disorders of the respiratory system

5

Diseases and disorders of the circulatory system

6

Diseases and disorders of the digestive system

7

Diseases and disorders of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas

8

Diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

9

Diseases and disorders of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast

10

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and disorders

11

Diseases and disorders of the kidney and urinary tract

12

Diseases and disorders of the male reproductive system

13

Diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system

14

Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

15

Newborns and other neonates

16

Diseases and disorders of the blood and blood forming organs and immunological disorder

17

Neoplastic disorders (haematological and solid neoplasms)

18

Infectious and parasitic diseases

19

Mental diseases and disorders

20

Alcohol/drug use and alcohol/drug induced organic mental disorders

21

Injuries, poisoning and toxic effects of drugs

22

Burns

23

Factors influencing health status and other contacts with health services

24

Operating room procedures unrelated to MDC of principal diagnosis

24

Error DRGs (960Z, 961Z, 963Z)

x

Source: Major Diagnostic Categories, [cited 2016 March 23].