Developing case-mix standards with the Diagnosis-related Groups for payment reforms and hospital management in China: A case study in Xiamen city

  title={Developing case-mix standards with the Diagnosis-related Groups for payment reforms and hospital management in China: A case study in Xiamen city},
  author={Yanbing Zeng and Alex Jingwei He and Peng Lin and Zhong Hong Sun and Ya Fang},
Objective: To inform health insurance payment reforms and hospital cost management by investigating the case-mix of viral hepatitis, a common disease, in a Chinese city. Methods: All inpatient medical records of viral hepatitis of selected hospitals in Xiamen from 2008 to 2013 were collected. Both univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to test the association between hospitalization costs and other key variables. The CHAID model was employed to generate the Diagnosis-related Groups… 

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