Table 4

Additional cost components included in the seven funding formulae
Cost of supply Capitation funding corrections
England [29] Market Forces Factor Growth Area Growth Adjustment(d)
Scotland[31] Unavoidable Costs
New South Wales [26] Teaching and Research Interstate Flow
State-wide and Selected Specialty Services
Dispersion Costs Factor
Small hospitals factor
Public/Private Hospital Mix
Private Hospital Activity Substitution
Netherlands [32,33] Retrospective Adjustments
New Zealand [34] Rural Adjuster Overseas Adjuster
Ontario [35] Unit Costs ( Facility expenses, Facility type, Weighted service activity, Teaching, Specialised services, Rural geography, Size of Facility) Market Share

(d)England’s Growth Area Growth Points adjustment was discontinued in the 2011/12 funding allocation

Data sourced from:

[29] (Department of Health. 2011).

[31] (NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee. 2007).

[26] (New South Wales Health. 2005).

[32] (Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport 2008).

[33] (Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport 2012).

[34] (Ministry of Health. 2004).

[35] (Health System Information Management and Investment Division. 2011).

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