Effects of diagnosis-related group payment system on appendectomy outcomes.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The voluntary diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment system was introduced in 2002. Since July 2013, the Korean government has mandated DRG participation for all hospitals. The main purpose of this study was to examine the effects of mandatory DRG participation on various outcome metrics for appendectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.08.024

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