DRGs and the social worker's role in discharge planning.


Cost containment measures have positive and negative consequences for the hospitalized patient and the health care professional. The impact of DRGs on the work environment and daily practice of the hospital-based social worker is examined. Strategies to enhance social workers' ability to effectively provide comprehensive, coordinated psychosocial services to patients within a cost containment climate are suggested.

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@article{Dobrof1991DRGsAT, title={DRGs and the social worker's role in discharge planning.}, author={Judith Dobrof}, journal={Social work in health care}, year={1991}, volume={16 2}, pages={37-54} }