Impact of the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination-based Payment System on cardiovascular medicine-related costs.

Abstract

In 2003, a lump-sum payment system based on Diagnosis Procedure Combinations (DPC) was introduced to 82 specific function hospitals in Japan. While the US DRG/PPS system is a "per case payment" system, the DPC based payment system adopts a "per day payment." It is generally believed that the Japanese system provides as much of an incentive as the DRG/PPS… (More)

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@article{Yasunaga2005ImpactOT, title={Impact of the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination-based Payment System on cardiovascular medicine-related costs.}, author={Hideo Yasunaga and Hiroo Ide and Tomoaki Imamura and Kazuhiko Ohe}, journal={International heart journal}, year={2005}, volume={46 5}, pages={855-66} }