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The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority is committed to providing the Australian health care industry with a nationally consistent method of classifying all types of patients, their treatment and associated costs. Consequently, resources continue to be devoted to the ongoing development of a Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) classification system based on local clinical practice.
This guide is intended to provide assistance when assigning care types, especially for those patients that may potentially have care that applies to more than one care type.
IHPA has developed a robust set of standard costs for the revised List of standard items associated with conducting clinical trials in Australia.