Evaluation of Burgenland's daily rates in nursing homes
The NPO & SE Competence Center was commissioned by Burgenland's government, more precisely by the Department of Social Affairs and Health, to conduct an evaluation of the currently implemented day rate model for inpatient residential and nursing homes for the elderly in Burgenland. The present analysis was carried out for all inpatient residential and nursing homes for the elderly that fall under the general day rate agreement of the provincial government of Burgenland.
Thus, a total of 40 facilities were included in the analysis, which are operated by 18 different providers. The aim of the present evaluation was to examine the sustainability of the day rate model introduced in 2014 and, if potential for optimisation was identified, to formulate recommendations for action. In addition, the aim was to improve the current data situation of the provincial government of Burgenland in the old-age and nursing care sector and to reduce the data collection effort by focusing on the key cost and performance indicators.
For this purpose, a complete survey of various cost and performance data was carried out in all 40 old people's residential and nursing homes in Burgenland. On the basis of the data collected, a comparison of tariffs and costs was carried out at facility level by comparing the extrapolated nursing tariff with the actual expenditure per facility. In addition, central cost and performance indicators were calculated and compared in the form of benchmarks at the facility and carrier level. In addition, a differentiated evaluation was carried out according to profit-oriented and non-profit institutions and providers.
The results of the evaluation provide a comprehensive and nuanced picture of the elderly and nursing care sector in Burgenland. It is planned to repeat the evaluation regularly. The analysis results are not released for publication.