Assume that the hospital uses salary dollars as the cost driver for General Administration, housekeeping labor hours as the cost driver for Facilities, and patient services revenue as the cost driver for Financial Services. (The majority of the costs of the Facilities department are devoted to housekeeping services.)
a. What are the appropriate allocation rates?
b. Use an allocation table similar to the one used for Problem 6.3 to allocate the hospitalâ€™s overhead costs to the patient services departments.
c. Compare the dollar allocations with those obtained in Problem 6.3.
Explain the differences.
d. Which of the two cost driver schemes is better? Explain your answer.