Profiling of resource use variation among six diseases treated at 82 Japanese special functioning hospitals, based on administrative data.

@article{Kuwabara2006ProfilingOR,
  title={Profiling of resource use variation among six diseases treated at 82 Japanese special functioning hospitals, based on administrative data.},
  author={Kazuaki Kuwabara and Yuichi Imanaka and Shinya Matsuda and Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideki Hashimoto and Koichi B Ishikawa and Hiromasa Horiguchi},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={78 2-3},
  pages={306-18}
}
BACKGROUND Profiling treatment in Japanese hospitals has rarely been conducted systematically with an administrative database. The study aims to present descriptive statistics of medical profiling and to examine the sources of variation in resource used for six common diseases. METHODS Administrative records for 266,677 patients were analyzed to examine variation in length of stay (LOS) and total charge (TC) by hierarchical multiple linear regression for cases of ischemic stroke, ischemic… CONTINUE READING