Infrastructure Costs in Hospitals: a Process Oriented Analysis of Facility Management Services as Basis for Strategic Planning

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Through the implementation of the German Diagnosis Related Grouping (DRG) system and the resulting cost pressure, the need for optimized use and operation of the spatial resources in hospitals is growing. In the DRG system, the provision of ready to use infrastructure is treated as fixed costs and is allocated to patient cases by a single cost driver. In… (More)

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