Risk-adjusting acute myocardial infarction mortality: are APR-DRGs the right tool?

@article{Romano2000RiskadjustingAM,
  title={Risk-adjusting acute myocardial infarction mortality: are APR-DRGs the right tool?},
  author={Patrick S. Romano and Benjamin Chan},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={1469-89}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if a widely used proprietary risk-adjustment system, APR-DRGs, misadjusts for severity of illness and misclassifies provider performance. DATA SOURCES (1) Discharge abstracts for 116,174 noninstitutionalized adults with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admitted to nonfederal California hospitals in 1991-1993; (2) inpatient medical… CONTINUE READING