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This report presents the results of phase one of the project to develop Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG)1 Version (V) 8.0. This phase focuses on the case complexity component of the classification that has not been reviewed for many years
Submissions were forwarded to IHPA in a range of formats including Word, RTF, PDF and handwritten or typed hardcopy. In order to make submissions available as soon as possible, most submissions have been published in their original format. Handwritten submissions have been scanned into PDF documents. If the content has been emailed to IHPA the text of email submissions has been reproduced in Word format.
ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Fourth Edition was implemented between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2006 for classifying episodes of admitted patient care across Australian hospital services.
The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system is comprised of the following classifications: