Implications of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) for the management of hospitals

  title={Implications of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) for the management of hospitals},
  author={Patel Mahesh and Grimm Ren{\'e}e and Paccaud Fred and Schenker Luc},
  journal={Sozial- und Pr{\"a}ventivmedizin},
  • Patel Mahesh, Grimm Renée, +1 author Schenker Luc
  • Published in Sozial- und Präventivmedizin 2005
  • Medicine
  • SummaryAlthough tremendous advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, hospital administrative systems have progressed relatively slowly. The types of information available to managers in industrial sectors are not available in the health sector. For this reason, many phenomena, such as the variations of average costs and lengths of stay between different hospitals, have remained poorly explained.The DRG system defines groups of patients that consume relatively… CONTINUE READING

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