Admission and mid-stay MedisGroups scores as predictors of hospitalization charges.

@article{Iezzoni1991AdmissionAM,
  title={Admission and mid-stay MedisGroups scores as predictors of hospitalization charges.},
  author={Lisa I. Iezzoni and Arlene S. Ash and Gene Coffman and Mark A. Moskowitz},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={210-20}
}
This study examines the ability of MedisGroups, a severity measure based on clinical data abstracted from the medical record, to predict hospitalization charges. MedisGroups measures severity both on admission and approximately 1 week into the hospital stay. The data base contained 23,361 admissions of Medicare beneficiaries in six conditions from 836 hospitals in seven states between January 1985, and May 1986. In all six conditions, higher admission and mid-stay severity scores were generally… CONTINUE READING

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