[Costing methods in healthcare]

Kim Y, Shin S, Park J, Jung YJ, Kim J, Lee TJ, Bae EY, Song HJ
Record ID 32013000528
Authors' recommendations: This method report presents a reasonable costing method in order to increase the comparability of the cost of illness or the results of economic evaluation in Korea. In addition, a detailed costing method was provided so that researchers can use it in practice. In this report, the cost items were divided into medical costs, non-medical costs and productivity loss costs. Medical costs are the costs consumed when using the services of medical institutions (formal medical costs) and informal costs are costs such as the cost of health supplements and medical equipment purchases. In non-medical costs, the transportation costs, the caregiver cost, and the time cost of patients were included. Productivity loss costs meant the costs of the economic loss that are caused by the patient not being able to participate in the labour market due to the disease itself or because of premature death caused by the disease. In addition, detailed cost items from different perspectives were presented, including the insurer's perspective, the health care system perspective and the societal perspective. In each chapter, 1) definition, 2) calculation method, 3) data sources and 4) major issues about the cost of each item – the formal medical costs, informal medical costs, transportation costs, time costs and caregiver costs – were described, and the costs of glaucoma were presented as an example in order to help the reader understand the costing method presented in the manual report. The last chapter describes the methods and the data sources for adjusting the time preference by each cost item. In addition, an Excel template was provided through the website of National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency so that researchers can easily calculate the costs.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: South Korea
Organisation Name: National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency
Contact Address: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), 3~5F Health and Welfare Social Administration B/D, 400 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Contact Name: int@neca.re.kr
Contact Email: int@neca.re.kr
Copyright: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA)
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