The Teaching Hospital Peradeniya is one of the first hospitals to establish a costing unit under the guidance of Ministry of Health in May 2013. Costing unit of TH Peradeniya functions under guidance of the Director and it is attached to the Accounts Branch. The rationale of establishing a Costing Unit is to estimate the cost involved in treating patients in each unit. Costing data could be utilized by Stakeholders to compare the cost involved in different units, similar units in the Hospital and between Hospitals, etc.
Ministry of Health is planning to launch Costing Units in all major Hospitals in the country in the near future and to educate and inform patients about the cost borne by the Ministry of Health to treat their illnesses.
There are 3 types of Cost Centers identified within the Hospital; 22 Final Cost Centers (Wards, Clinics, OPD, SBUs and ICU), 21 Intermediate Cost Centers (such as Blood Bank, & Dispensary) and 36 overhead cost centers such as Administrative section, Stores, etc. The Cost of each Cost Center, cost per patient per day and the total cost of the Hospital is calculated every month and is published in the monthly bulletin.