Health Resource Groups (HRGs)

Root Definition

Health Resource Groups are definitions of groups of similar care, used for the purposes of determining payment.

Customers

NHS Providers and Commissioners
NHS IT systems providers

Actors

NHS agencies (NICE, Monitor, NHS England)
Clinical research organisations
Professional bodies
IT Systems providers

Transformations

Transforms detailed data into groups that can be used to determine a payment.

Weltenshauung

Reimbursement of care providers should be standardised.

Owner

HSCIC

Environment

The national tariff system is under review.

Subsystems

OPCS
ICD10
National Datasets

Contribution to the problem

It seems that HRGs do not at present include mental health areas where MBIs may be appropriate.