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Minimal data requirements for a continuous monitoring of the quality of care using the DRG classification.
Sozial- Und Präventivmedizin
The DRG classification provides a useful tool for the evaluation of hospital care. Indicators such as readmissions and mortality rates adjusted for the hospital Casemix could be adopted in Switzerland at the price of minor additions to the hospital discharge record. The additional information required to build patients histories and to identify the deaths occurring after hospital discharge is detailed.
Death Certificates, Diagnosis-Related Groups, Hospital Records, Humans, Medical Record Linkage, Mortality, Patient Discharge, Patient Readmission, Quality of Health Care, Reproducibility of Results, Switzerland, United States
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