Implications of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) for the management of hospitals.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8C909CB5C54B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Implications of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) for the management of hospitals.
Périodique
Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
Auteur(s)
Patel Mahesh, Grimm Renée, Paccaud Fred, Schenker Luc
ISSN
0303-8408 (Print)
ISSN-L
0303-8408
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1986
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
31
Numéro
3
Pages
174-177
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Although tremendous advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, hospital administrative systems have progressed relatively slowly. The types of information available to managers in industrial sectors are not available in the health sector. For this reason, many phenomena, such as the variations of average costs and lengths of stay between different hospitals, have remained poorly explained.The DRG system defines groups of patients that consume relatively homogeneous quantities of hospital resources. On the basis, it is possible to standardize average lengths of stay and average hospital costs in terms of the differences in case mix treated. Thus DRGs can serve as an explanation of variations in these factors between different hospitals, and also (but not only) for prospective reimbursement schems. As in a number of other European countries, a project has been set up in Switzerland to examine the possibilities of using DRGs in hospital management, planning and financing.
Mots-clé
Diagnosis-Related Groups , Hospital Administration
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