Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Sep 30, 2009
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Case-Mix Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre in its activity plans for 2009 has proposed to organize an International Conference on Case-Mix System in collaboration with UNU-IIGH and MOH Malaysia.

The aim of this conference is to introduce and enhance the knowledge of case-mix concept to the participants. The target participants are medical records and nursing staffs, medical practitioners, hospital administrators, clinicians, policy makers and all interested parties.

The theme for this conference entitled: “CASE-MIX FOR HEALTH CARE RESOURCE ALLOCATION”.

The demand for health care services rose concurrently with the escalation of health care in the past two decades while the governments in most developing countries have limited capacities to handle the huge financial burden. Several factors have been identified contributing to the crisis. These include among others changes in prevalence and incidence of diseases amongst the population attributed to improved life style and changes in socio-economic status of the populations. The use of new technologies to manage chronic diseases as well as newly emerging diseases usually leads to increase in health care spending because these technologies are usually very expensive. Better educated and more informed patients tend to demand for the best and the latest treatment modalities which are usually costly.

The most important approach in dealing with this problem is by introducing an efficient health care financing system at national level that provides the fund for health care expenditure. Effective and efficient health care service will result in good quality service and cost containment. Therefore, an effective and resilient system is important to achieve this target.

Case-Mix System is one of the possible solutions in achieving those objectives. It is a form of patients’ classification system that combines type of diseases treated in a hospital with cost of treatment. This system can be used to gauge the usage of resources needed to provide health care service in a hospital according to patients’ conditions. It is very appropriate especially in justifying the usage of optimum resources in tertiary care hospitals, which admit more severe cases. At present, the allocations of resources are based on the number of beds and previous resource utilisation without considering efficiency and thus do not contribute to the improvement of hospital efficiency. Therefore, allocating hospital resources using case-mix system according to work-load will ensure all expenses used efficiently and produce a better quality of care.

The government of Malaysia through the Economic planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department and the Ministry of Health, Malaysia are in the process of studying the possibility to introduce and implement a suitable national health care financing mechanism for Malaysia, among others to support the ever increasing health care cost and to enhance equity, accessibility, quality and efficiency in the health system. One of the elements in this health care financing is the provider payment mechanism based on case-mix system.



1. Introduction and dissemination of knowledge on case-mix system and resource allocation in health care system.


1. To illustrate the importance of case-mix as one of the mechanisms of achieving efficiency and quality in health care service.

2. To introduce and discuss the experience of case-mix system implemented in the developed and developing countries around the world.

3. To discuss the importance of case-mix system as one of the resource allocation methods in health care financing.


It is hope that, the conference will provide:

1. Better understanding on the importance of case-mix system as a mechanism in the National Health Care Financing which will be implemented soon.

2. Better understanding on the usage of case-mix system in enhancing quality in health care service in terms of costs and efficiency.

3. Introduction to the concept of National Health Care Financing which includes deposit contribution aspect, mechanism of payment to hospitals and clinics, monitoring and controlling aspect and etc.

4. Introduction of case-mix system concept used by HUKM to the rest of country and world.


Date : 22-23rd October 2009 (Thursday and Friday)
Venue : Impiana Hotel, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Keynote Paper Presentation

Case-Mix for Healthcare Resource Allocation

by Prof Sue Mathews, PCSI Chairman

Plenary Papers

There will be 5 plenary papers and 8 symposium papers presented at the conference.

1. Case-Mix for Evidence Based Health Policy in Malaysia by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Hj Mohd Ismail Merican, Director-General of Health, Malaysia

2. Policy Implication of Using Case-Mix for Resource Allocation by Prof Kathy Eagar

3. Health Care Financing Through Social Insurance by Prof Dato’ Dr Syed Mohamed Aljunid, UNU-IIGH

4. European Experience of Resource allocation using Case-Mix by Prof. Sue Mathews

5. Resource Allocation Trend in Australia by Prof Kathy Eagar

Oral and Poster Presentation

Participants are warmly invited to present papers in the conference. Every oral Presenter is given 10 minutes each to present their findings and 5 minutes for question & answer session. All abstracts for oral and poster presentations must be received before or on 30th Julai 2009.


Symposium 1

MOH Preparation on Case-Mix Implementation
by Dato’ Dr Norhisham, Deputy D-G MOH (Malaysia)
Reimbursing Service Provider vs. Quality of Care in Singapore
by Dr Lee Chien Earn, MOH Singapore.
Role of Data Standardisation/Accuracy in Resource Allocation by Leon Paff, 3M (USA).
Developing Benefit Package using Case-Mix
by Dr Abdul Rahim, MOH Malaysia.

Expert Panel Discussion : Case-Mix Implementation in Developing
Countries: Aspirations and Challenges

Prof Ceu Mateus
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah
Prof Steve Duckett
Prof Dato’ Dr Syed Mohamed Aljunid



Additional Information

CONFERENCE FEE: Status of Participant Fee Before After (30 Sept. 09) (30 Sept. 09) Students RM 350 RM 400 Medical Officers, Specialists, RM450 RM 500 and Professionals (Government) Medical Officers, Specialists, Managers, RM 550 RM 600 and Professionals (Private) Overseas Participants USD 350 USD 400