The impacts of DRG-based payments on health care provider behaviors under a universal coverage system: a population-based study.

@article{Cheng2012TheIO,
  title={The impacts of DRG-based payments on health care provider behaviors under a universal coverage system: a population-based study.},
  author={S H Cheng and Chi-Chen Chen and Shu-Ling Tsai},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2012},
  volume={107 2-3},
  pages={202-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the impacts of diagnosis-related group (DRG) payments on health care provider's behavior under a universal coverage system in Taiwan. METHODS This study employed a population-based natural experiment study design. Patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, which were incorporated in the Taiwan version of DRG payments in 2010, were defined as the intervention group. The comparison group consisted of… CONTINUE READING