Direct and Indirect Teaching and Research Factor in the RDF

Review of the Direct and Indirect Teaching and Research Factor in the NSW Health Resource Distribution Formula

The CHSD was commissioned by NSW Health to review the teaching and research components of the Resource Distribution Formula (RDF). Two components in the RDF were reviewed. The ‘Indirect Teaching and Research’ factor in the RDF covers the indirect costs of teaching, research, and learning. It also covers differences in patient severity that cannot adequately be measured by the AR-DRG classification. The ‘Direct Teaching and Research’ factor in the RDF covers not only teaching and research, but also learning.

In summary, the major deliverables included a targeted literature review of relevant international and national approaches to this subject area; consultation with NSW Area Health Services and other key clinical stakeholders; development of options for modelling and analysis; and finally a recommended way forward for review by the NSW RDF Technical Committee. The project was completed in December 2009.

Final report

Eagar K, Thompson C, Green J, Balasingam D and Tarn M (2009) Review of Direct and Indirect Teaching and Research Factor: NSW Health Resource Distribution Formula. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.

Last reviewed: 23 March, 2016

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