Ana Luisa Cardoso

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Human life expectancy has increased dramatically in the last century and as a result also the prevalence of a variety of age-related diseases and syndromes. One such syndrome is frailty, which is defined as a combination of organ dysfunctions leading to increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes. In humans, frailty is associated with various(More)
Introduction In the last few years, the use of DRG in the model adopted to finance Portuguese hospitals has been subject to an extensive debate. In order to decide on the best method to achieve the desired efficiency goals, players in the healthcare system have carried out a wide debate to identify whether or not efficiency incentives exist in the adopted(More)
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