NHS providers submit reference
costs annually. The costs are used to inform a number of work streams including the Model
Hospital, the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and national tariff
prices. They are a key source of information about the cost of NHS services.
Previous years'reference costs were published by the Department of Health see NHS reference costs
2016/17 reference cost data
The 2016/17 reference cost data is presented in four ways:
- the national schedules of reference
- the reference cost index
- the reconciliation statement
- a database of source data
We have also produced a short document of highlights and analysis and a guide to using the reference cost data.
Introduction and data spreadsheets
This document shows highlights, analysis and an introduction to the 2016-17 data.
The main schedule, showing data for the whole range of services provided by provider, including admitted patient care on a finished consultant episode (FCE) basis.
Contracted-out services, showing the data for sub-contracted services.
The Reference Cost Index (RCI) is a measure of the relative cost difference between NHS providers.
A more granular view of the Reference Cost Index (RCI) by department and service code
Shows the adjustments made to get from provider audited financial accounts to their total reference costs.
2016/17 Reference cost data files
Reference cost data is held in large csv files and should be accessed using MS Access or other database software.
This document gives advice on how to use the data contained in the three zip files below.
Unadjusted data as submitted by NHS providers in England.
Market forces factor (MFF) adjusted data.
Remaining organisational source level data and reference cost survey responses
Help and support
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