Dáil Éireann - Volume 467 - 25 June, 1996
Written Answers. - Hospital Costs.
Mr. Leonard Mr. Leonard
117. Mr. Leonard asked the Minister for Health the average patient cost per  day in acute hospitals in each health board area. [13629/96]
Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East) Michael Noonan
Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East): My Department is continuing the development of detailed mechanisms for attributing acute hospital costs to the different elements of a hospital's activity. At present, this information is available for 26 of the biggest hospitals, and the average in-patient cost per bed-day has been extracted from the cost and activity information supplied by those hospitals and is set out for 1994 in Table 1. These figures exclude costs and activity attributable to day-cases, out-patient services, long-stay cases, dialysis, obstetrics and psychiatry. They do not take account of capital costs. It should be noted that there are many factors which affect in-patient cost per bed-day and these include, in particular, case mix workload and teaching obligations.
Average in-patient cost per bed day for 26 acute hospitals
Dáil Éireann 467 Written Answers. Hospital Costs.