Determinants of hospital length of stay.

  title={Determinants of hospital length of stay.},
  author={L R Lutjens},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  volume={23 4},
  • L R Lutjens
  • Published 1993 in The Journal of nursing administration
An example of the inefficiency of cost-based reimbursement is that wide variations were observed between hospitals and between regions in the cost of treating similar diagnoses, with no apparent differences in quality. To correct these variations, the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act and its concomitant prospective payment system based on DRGs was implemented. However, wide variations continued to exist among hospitals and regions in the United States. The attempt by the medical… CONTINUE READING