Improving patient-level costing in the English and the German 'DRG' system.

  title={Improving patient-level costing in the English and the German 'DRG' system.},
  author={Matthias Vogl},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={109 3},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this paper is to develop ways to improve patient-level cost apportioning (PLCA) in the English and German inpatient 'DRG' cost accounting systems, to support regulators in improving costing schemes, and to give clinicians and hospital management sophisticated tools to measure and link their management. METHODS The paper analyzes and evaluates the PLCA step in the cost accounting schemes of both countries according to the impact on the key aspects of DRG introduction… CONTINUE READING

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