Empirical comparison of DRG variants using cardiovascular surgery data: initial results of a project at 18 German hospitals.

@article{Roeder2001EmpiricalCO,
  title={Empirical comparison of DRG variants using cardiovascular surgery data: initial results of a project at 18 German hospitals.},
  author={Norbert Roeder and Bernhard Rochell and Christian Juhra and M M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={57-80}
}
In 2000, the responsibility for selecting a DRG variant for use in Germany was assigned to a body comprising representatives of hospitals and insurers called the Self-Administration Board (or Board in this paper). To help the Board, we applied cardiac surgery data from 18 German hospitals to eight different DRG variants. The error caused by bad coding quality could be minimized this way, since all diagnoses and procedures in cardiac surgery must be recorded for quality assurance purposes. To… CONTINUE READING

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