In 2019, HUS productivity declined on the previous year.
Up until 2019, productivity was measured at HUS using DRG point cost. As of 2020, productivity will be measured as cost per patient.
The target for 2019 was for the deflated DRG point cost to decrease by 1.5%. Instead, the DRG point cost increased by 1.2%, indicating a decline in productivity. Productivity declined because costs increased more than the DRG point total.
Costs increased by 10.2%, while the DRG point total increased by 7.2%. Deflation was calculated using the price index for public local government expenditure, multiplying the previous year’s costs by the coefficient 1.016.