The effect of performance-volume limit on the DRG based acute care hospital financing in Hungary.

@article{Endrei2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of performance-volume limit on the DRG based acute care hospital financing in Hungary.},
  author={D{\'o}ra Endrei and Antal Tam{\'a}s Zempl{\'e}nyi and B{\'a}lint Molics and Istv{\'a}n {\'A}goston and Imre Boncz},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2014},
  volume={115 2-3},
  pages={152-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of our paper is to analyse the effect of the so-called performance volume limit (PVL) financing method on acute hospital care. DATA AND METHODS The data were derived from the nationwide administrative dataset of the National Health Insurance Fund Administration (OEP) covering the period 2003-2008. We analysed the trends in the DRG cost-weights, number of cases, case-mix, and average length of stay. We calculated the average annual reimbursement rate per DRG cost-weight with… CONTINUE READING