• 1 Introduction
  • 2 The objectives of activity-based funding
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Cost-based or insurance-based reimbursement
  • 2.3 Global budgets
  • 2.4 Activity-based funding
  • 3 Comparison of main countries in the review
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Australia (Victoria)
  • 3.3 Denmark
  • 3.4 Norway
  • 3.5 Sweden
  • 4 The mechanics of activity based funding
  • 4.1 What are Healthcare Resource Groups?
  • 4.2 How are costs per HRG calculated?
  • 4.3 How are prices per HRG calculated?
  • 4.4 Funding of other activities
  • 4.5 Quality
  • 5 The evidence of activity-based funding
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Impact in Denmark
  • 5.3 Impact in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 5.4 Studies in Norway
  • 5.5 Waiting Lists in Victoria, Australia
  • 6 Conclusions
  • References