Contemplating case mix: A primer on case mix classification and management

Healthc Manage Forum. 2015 Jan;28(1):12-15. doi: 10.1177/0840470414551866.


Case mix classifications are the frameworks that underlie many healthcare funding schemes, including the so-called activity-based funding. Now more than ever, Canadian healthcare administrators are evaluating case mix-based funding and deciphering how they will influence their organization. Case mix is a topic fraught with technical jargon and largely relegated to government agencies or private industries. This article provides an abridged review of case mix classification as well as its implications for management in healthcare.

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