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Type: Journal article
Title: Program budgeting and marginal analysis: A case study in chronic airflow limitation
Author: Crockett, A.
Cranston, J.
Moss, J.
Scown, P.
Mooney, G.
Alpers, J.
Citation: Australian Health Review, 1999; 22(3):65-77
Publisher: Australian Hospital Association
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0156-5788
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Alan Crockett, Josephine Cranston, John Moss, Paul Scown, Gavin Mooney and John Alpers
Abstract: Program budgeting and marginal analysis is a method of priority-setting in health care. Thisarticle describes how this method was applied to the management of a disease-specific group,chronic airflow limitation. A sub-program flow chart clarified the major cost drivers. Afterassessment of the technical efficiency of the sub-programs and careful and detailed analysis,incremental and decremental wish lists of activities were established. Program budgeting andmarginal analysis provides a framework for rational resource allocation. The nurturing ofa vigorous program management group, with members representing all participants in theprocess (including patients/consumers), is the key to a successful outcome.
Keywords: Humans; Lung Diseases, Obstructive; Pilot Projects; Health Care Rationing; Database Management Systems; Hospitals, Teaching; Respiratory Therapy Department, Hospital; Hospitals, Urban; Hospital Costs; Budgets; Health Priorities; Professional Staff Committees; South Australia
Rights: © AHHA 1999
RMID: 0030006417
DOI: 10.1071/AH990065
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