Research and analysis

Patient Level cost collection 2013/14: review and lessons for the future

Reviews the findings from the 2013/14 Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) data collection for admitted patient care.

Documents

2013/14 Patient level cost collection: review and lessons for the future

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Patient-level cost collection: follow-up review and recommendations for 2014/15

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2013/14 Patient Level Costing and Information Systems (PLICS) collection summary

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Details

This document is intended to be used by all NHS staff who are responsible for, or contribute to, the production of cost information.

It includes information that is relevant to the overall process of patient level costing and highlights specific areas where Monitor encourages NHS providers to focus during the planning stage for the 2014/15 collection and beyond.

2014/15 PLICS collection

Monitor recommends you review this document in time to ensure that you can consider the recommendations relating to the 2014/15 PLICS collection and implement considered changes prior to the start of the collection window.

Monitor will publish further details on the 2014/15 PLICS collection in May 2015, please check back to this page.

The importance of patient level cost data

Patient level cost data is extremely valuable in support of price setting, financial and operational management within NHS providers and for the NHS as a whole in understanding the cost drivers that underpin the treatment of patients across a range of settings.

Further information on costing

Monitor has published additional information and guidance on costing and cost collection, which includes:

Published 31 March 2015
Last updated 8 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added new guidance for NHS providers to clarify areas of the 2014/15 PLICS collection, including indirect costs and data matching.
  2. First published.