Socio-demographic patient profiles and hospital efficiency: does patient mix affect a hospital's ability to perform?


This study investigates whether inclusion of patient profiles impacts on the inferences drawn from measuring performance using patient level data. Performance is in this setting defined by resources used in treating patients in a given diagnose related group where use of resources is approximated by length of stay (LOS). The analysis is based on Danish… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.07.010