Medical appropriateness of hospital utilization: an overview of the Swiss experience.

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serval:BIB_80CDF35CB987
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Medical appropriateness of hospital utilization: an overview of the Swiss experience.
Journal
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Author(s)
Santos-Eggimann B., Paccaud F., Blanc T.
ISSN
1353-4505 (Print)
ISSN-L
1353-4505
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1995
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
7
Number
3
Pages
227-232
Language
english
Abstract
We present here the principal results of four concurrent hospital utilization reviews conducted in Switzerland in 1990 and 1991, based on an adapted Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol. The studies were performed on all the hospital days from a sample of patients admitted over a 6 month period. The level of inappropriate use ranged between 8 and 15% in terms of days and was consistently higher in medicine than in surgery. In comparison with other published studies, the low proportion of observed inappropriate days is probably due, at least partly, to differences in study design.
Keywords
Bias (Epidemiology), Health Services Research, Hospitals/utilization, Humans, Length of Stay, Research Design, Switzerland, Utilization Review/organization & administration
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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