Bedarfsorientierte Ressourcen-verteilung - Erfahrungen mit der RAWP-Formel in Großbritannien

Translated title of the contribution: Need-Based Resource Allocation - Experiences with the RAWP Formula in Great Britain

H. Brand, R. Menke

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The RAWP formula used for resource allocation in Great Britain between 1976 and 1991 is a morbidity-oriented instrument of controlling, which has so far received only little attention in Germany. The development of this model was supported by the intention to intervene in the regional pattern of hospital supply by means of resource allocation and to refine it according to the guiding principles of equity and efficiency. The basic elements - regional population, average bed use, ICD chapter-specific SMRs - are discussed and the various modifications outlined. The RAWP formula's potentials of controlling resulted in a progressive reduction of the apparent disparities between regions in hospital supply, and kenee was considered to be a "qualified success". The future development in the sense of an internal market addressed.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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